Tag Archives: Electronic Passports

Regula releases new Document Reader SDK Update – Version 4.12.1

By | August 29, 2018

Regula released a new version of Document Reader SDK – 4.12.1. This version contains a number of changes and fixes, along with the updated database of document templates (241 countries/territories and 6584 document templates included, with 203 new templates among them). The key features of the newly updated Document Reader SDK 4.12.1 include: A greatly enhanced document type… Read More »

Over 3.5 mln Ukrainians with e-passports – Poroshenko

By | May 25, 2017

Over 3.5 million biometric passports, also known as e-passports, had been issued as of May 24, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said. “As of today, as the State Migration Service can confirm, over 3.5 million biometric passports had been issued,” he said at a meeting in Volyn regional administration on preparations for the day when visa-free travel rules… Read More »

Nigeria – Controversy Trails Immigration e-Passport Contracts

By | March 26, 2017

There’s a raging controversy over the e-passport contracts signed by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) with non-security firms which is ripping Nigeria billions of naira. The deal is generating heat over stakeholders concern that Nigeria’s national security is being jeopardised because the contractors are mostly non-security companies, while others have questionable tendencies. The Senate last week invited the… 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 »

Mount Airey Group and Acuant Partner to Launch First-to-Market Chip Reader Technology for Passport Authentication

By | March 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mount Airey Group, Inc., a premier provider of identity solutions to federal agencies, is partnering with Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, to launch the industry’s most comprehensive authentication solution for border control minimizing the acceptance of fraudulent passports. Acuant’s newly developed chip reader technology, Acuant CHIPTM,… 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 »

Datasonic Hopes Fine Domestic Record Will Boost Overseas Venture

By | March 13, 2017

PETALING JAYA: Datasonic Group Bhd, the company that supplies the government with its electronic passport materials, is hoping that its track record built up so far in the domestic market would pave the way for it to venture abroad. Datasonic group managing director Datuk Hanifah Noordin told StarBiz that securing the mandate from the government enhances the group’s… 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 »

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 – New UK passport “likely to become a defining symbol of Britain’s new identity”

By | February 27, 2017

Marcus Fairs | 27 February 2017 How do you design a passport? How do you prevent forgeries? And why do they all look the same? Following the launch of our Brexit passport design competition we spoke to Julian Payne, creative director at the world’s biggest producer of passports and banknotes. Payne heads a design team of 22 people… 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 »