Tag Archives: ePassports

Nigeria – Senate Summons AGF, Minister, Others Over e-Passport Deals

By | March 25, 2017

The Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Alleged Misuse, Under Remittance, and other Fraudulent Activities in Collection, Remittance and Expenditure of Internally Generated Revenue by MDAs invited the duo for briefing over their involvement in alleged e-passport deals. The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Solomon Adeola, made this known in a statement through his Media Adviser, Chief Kayode Odunaro.… Read More »

Nigeria – Senate Queries Dambazau, Malami, Others Over Alleged Abuse of IGR

By | March 25, 2017

Interior Minister, AbdulRahaman Dambazau, Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami have been invited by the Senate to explain their alleged roles in the alleged misuse of revenues generated from E-Passport production and other immigration related activities. The Senate had set up a committee to investigate the alleged Misuse, Under Remittance, and Other Fraudulent… Read More »

Indians May Soon Be Issued Chip-Enabled E-Passports

By | March 24, 2017

Chip enabled e-passports with high security features may soon be rolled out as government has started preparation for introducing it. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said the government has given approval for procurement of electronic contactless inlays for manufacturing of e-passports. He said Nasik-based India Security Press… Read More »

Ghana Ready to Issue Chip Embedded Passports – Ayorkor Botchwey

By | March 24, 2017

Ghana will from this year begin issuing chip embedded biometric passports to its citizenry. This new initiative will see the West African country migrate from its current generation of passports from 2D barcode. Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration say the initiative will help reduce drastically the possibility of identity thefts and resultant misrepresentations… Read More »

Maldives Immigration Wins IAIR Award

By | March 24, 2017

MILAN, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The Controller General of Immigration from Maldives Mr. Mohamed Anwar and the Deputy Controller Mr. Abdulla Algeen have received the prestigious international IAIR Award for the most innovative high security ePassport and eGates  The IAIR award was handed over to both government officials from Maldives Immigration during an official award ceremony in… Read More »

Iris Hit With RM169.5mil Suit Linked to Guinea e-Passport Contract

By | March 24, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Iris Corp Bhd, whose e-passport deal in Guinea has come under the scrutiny of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, is now being sued for RM169.48mil over alleged commission payable on the passport contract’s value. In a filing with Bursa Malaysia, the e-passport and smart card provider said Roxwell Group Sdn Bhd had filed a suit at the… Read More »

Ghana Ready To Issue Chip Embedded Passports – Ayorkor Botchwey

By | March 24, 2017

Ghana will from this year begin issuing chip embedded biometric passports to its citizenry. This new initiative will see the West African country migrate from its current generation of passports from 2D barcode. Officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration say the initiative will help reduce drastically the possibility of identity thefts and resultant misrepresentations… Read More »

ITW Security Division Notes Benefits of Security Laminates

By | March 23, 2017

Citing the need to ensure that the variable data of each passport holder be secure and protected from fraudulent activity, ITW Security Division said it has recognised this need and invested in its Holographic, Fasprotek and Passprotek Printed security laminates to deliver an effective solution across multiple formats. In a statement, ITW Security Division’s said its Holoprotek security… Read More »

India – Govt to Roll Out Chip-Based Passports Soon

By | March 23, 2017

Chip enabled e-passports with high security features may soon be rolled out as government has started preparation for introducing it. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said the government has given approval for procurement of electronic contactless inlays for manufacturing of e-passports. He said Nasik-based India Security Press… Read More »

Ghana – Make Passport Processing Less Cumbersome for Applicants – NPP MP

By | March 21, 2017

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Afigya Sekyere East has called on government to make the passport acquisition process less cumbersome for applicants. Mavis Nkansah Boadu who spoke on the floor of Parliament during discussions on the 2017 budget Monday said the current process makes it difficult for Ghanaians both home and abroad to acquire passport… Read More »

Nigeria’s e-Passport Database In Malaysian Firm’s Custody

By | March 21, 2017

By Chima Akwaja, By Christy Nwaogu — Mar 21, 2017 3:46 am | Leave a comment The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is not in charge of the country’s e-passport central database where all travel documents of its citizens are stored. Investigations by LEADERSHIP has revealed that over ten years after the federal government, through the NIS, entered into… Read More »

Highest Number of Romanian Passports in Six Years Issued in 2016

By | March 20, 2017

Almost 1.19 million passport requests were filled with Romanian authorities last year, a 24% increase year-on-year and a 42% increase compared to 2010, according to data from the Romanian Interior Affairs Ministry (MAI). The number covers both regular electronic passports and temporary ones. The growth trend is visible in the first months of the year as well. Romanian… Read More »

Philippines: APO’s Woes

By | March 19, 2017

APO Production Unit Inc., a government controlled corporation and printing office under the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), never had it this good. During former president Benigno Aquino III’s term, APO became one of three recognized government printers that may handle the printing of accountable forms and sensitive high quality/volume printing needs of government agencies and offices. The… Read More »

Zimbabwe to Launch e-Passport

By | March 11, 2017

Plans to launch an electronic passport in the country are at an advanced stage, a development that is anticipated to usher in robust standards of travel documents and international security. Home Affairs Minister Dr Ignatius Chombo said the country is now ready to launch the e-passport. The passport production centre situated at KG6 in Harare is capable of… Read More »

Wonderful colours in ANYpassport specimen will be introduced at ID4Africa in Namibia

By | March 9, 2017

09. March 2017. ANY Security Printing Company PLC is glad to introduce its ANYpassport specimen. The passport booklet is an Electronic Passport that contains a number of high security features available on the market and unique features as well. Further to the high security elements, the applied offset security inks that have been developed by the experts working… Read More »

Thailand – Don says e-passport stock won’t run out

By | March 3, 2017

Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on Friday reaffirmed that the e-passport issuance service will continue as usual despite earlier reports the ministry was set to run out of passports. Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai on Friday reaffirmed that the e-passport issuance service will continue as usual despite earlier reports the ministry was set to run out of passports. “We have… Read More »

UK – First UK ePassport Gates opened in Paris

By | March 3, 2017

The British Ambassador to France, Lord Llewellyn and the Director-General of Border Force, Sir Charles Montgomery opened the UK’s first overseas ePassport Gates on 2 March 201. In a ceremony at the UK’s border control at Paris Gare du Nord, the Ambassador hailed the positive changes the gates would bring to passengers. ePassport Gates use the latest technology… Read More »

Kuwait – New e-Passport Meets International Standards – Ministry of Interior

By | February 28, 2017

KUWAIT Feb 28 (KUNA) — Kuwait’s new electronic passport (e-passport) complies with the highest international security standards. the Ministry of Interior (Mol) announced on Tuesday. In a press conference. the Mol’s Undersecretary for Citizenship and Passport Affairs Major General Sheikh Mazen Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah said that the ministry has begun issuing the e-passports to coincide with the country’s national festivities.… Read More »

How to outsmart fraudsters on data page hinge – More tips on secure passport design

By | February 27, 2017

Most authorities would agree that one of the main challenges they face is coming from sophisticated fraudsters seeking to tamper with legitimate passports. A variety of tools and techniques have been employed to address just this threat. However, criminals and other malicious forces remain as determined as they are ingenious. To ensure the integrity of passports, the design… Read More »

India – Govt to roll out e-passports with electronic chip, bio-metric security features: Report

By | January 3, 2017

January 03, 2017 After easing the norms for getting passports, the government is reportedly set to roll out stricter security measures to avoid misuse. According to a report in Economic Times, the Ministry of External Affair is expected to introduce chip-embedded e-passports which will ensure that the information can be verified electronically. The government eased the rules for… Read More »