Tag Archives: Biometric Passports

Israel slashes price for passports ordered at Ben Gurion Airport

By | July 13, 2017

Israel’s Population and Immigration Authority on Wednesday announced a discounted price for emergency passports purchased at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport. The discount is in compensation for the long wait times for those who wish to purchase a passport at their local Interior Ministry. Previously, citizens did not need an appointment for the Interior Ministry. However, since June 1… Read More »

The emerging double standard in passport biometrics

By | June 14, 2017

Modern passports can contain up to three biometric modalities.  Faces are used in every passport. In addition to being printed on the biographic page, face images are often embedded in an electronic chip. This chip dissuades fraud by allowing for a comparison of the printed image with the image submitted during the issuance process. The faces contained in passport chips… Read More »

Passport deal voided, but still in force—DFA

By | May 19, 2017

THE Department of Foreign Affairs is still perpetuating an invalid contract to print Philippine passports, four months after Malacañang came out with a memo that said the 10-year-contract with APO-Productivity Unit is illegal and void. In a text message, DFA consular affairs chief Frank Cimafranca admitted that he has not seen the recommendation of Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador… Read More »

2017 Global E-Passport Market to grow at a CAGR of 26.31% by 2021

By | April 12, 2017

SUITE 600, DALLAS, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, April 11, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Description Global E-Passport Market 2017-2021 The Global E-Passport Market to grow at a CAGR of 26.31% during the period 2017-2021. The following Companies as the Key Players in the Global E-Passport Market : • Gemalto • Giesecke & Devrient • Infineon Technologies • Safran Identity & Security… Read More »

The Global National eID Industry Report: 2017 Edition

By | March 29, 2017

The Global National eID Industry Report: 2017 Edition Market Analysis and Forecasts 2016 to 2021 Comprehensive Market Data. Critical Insight. Targeted Revenue Forecasts The 2017 edition of The Global National eID Industry Report provides completely updated, coverage of the worldwide market for National eID programs. The report provides regional analysis and forecasts for the 136 countries that currently… Read More »

Philippines – Nothing Irregular in ePassport – DFA

By | March 27, 2017

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said there is “nothing irregular” in the bidding of the electronic passport, or ePassport, saying everything is “aboveboard.” DFA spokesman Charles Jose, however, declined to provide The Manila Times a copy of the ePassport contract with APO Production Unit Inc. or APO, saying “there’s confidentiality clause in the contract that… 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 »

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 »

New Biometric Passports for the Maldives

By | January 28, 2016

DERMALOG, the biometrics innovation leader from Germany, has supplied the new biometric passports and IT system for registration and personalization of electronic passports to the Republic of Maldives. Additionally DERMALOG delivered a new border control system, including automatic gates and a high-speed AFIS (Automatic Fingerprint Identification System) to Maldives Immigration. The Maldives is the first country in the… Read More »