Tag Archives: ePassports

Bulgaria cuts red tape in process of issuing identity cards and passports

By | October 18, 2017

Bulgaria’s government decided on October 18 to reduce the requirements regarding documents to be submitted when applying for the issuing or replacement of identity cards and passports. The changes to the rules mean that when citizens have a change of national identity number, name, permanent address or gender and these facts are recorded in the national population database,… Read More »

Cost effective strategy for polycarbonate card protection

By | October 18, 2017

LOCHOVICE (October 18, 2017) – „The strongest possible document protection is not the most expensive one“ is the name of Optaglio´s recently published white paper. Focusing on strategies for anti-counterfeit protection of polycarbonate documents, it states that many manufacturers spend enormous resources without actually improving protection. Importance of well-considered strategy is emphasised in the white paper.  The paper… Read More »

Ghana’s Buck Press Hailed In Liberia Over E-Passports

By | October 16, 2017

One of Ghana’s leading security printing companies, Buck Press, has been highly praised in Liberia for successfully producing the country’s e-Passport. Outgoing president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf outdoored the E-passport after becoming the maiden recipient of the product. President Johnson-Sirleaf launched the e-biometric travel document alongside the opening of an Expedited Application Service Centre at the Bureau of Passports and… Read More »

Gambia Adopts Biometric Passport

By | October 13, 2017

JollofNews) – The spokesperson of Gambia presidency has announced that the issuance of biometric passport is now mandatory as the traditional one is no more accepted around the world. “The information we got is that the non-biometric passport is not accepted. That is why a decision has been taken on the issuance of biometric passport,” Amie Bojang Sissoho… Read More »

Venezuelan Regime Forced to Extend Validity of Passports Due to Bureaucratic Chaos

By | October 11, 2017

It’s no secret for Venezuelans that obtaining a passport can be difficult. Dictator Nicolás Maduro and his regime have imposed a seemingly infinite set of bureaucratic hurdles to jump over to get one, or simply just to renew the one you already have. Recently, the government announced that it’s extending the life of passports about to expire for two more years. Maduro’s… Read More »

Trinidad and Tobago – New call centre to obtain passport

By | October 7, 2017

The Trinidad and Tobago Immigration Division has established a new call centre for booking passport appointments. In a press release, the Ministry of National Security said locals who are seeking appointments for a new machine-readable passport or for renewals are asked to call (868) 225-4664. The ministry said callers will be prompted to select option two when the… Read More »

Ghana soon to roll out chip-embedded passports

By | September 28, 2017

The Passport Office is banking on the successful rollout of the national ID system to significantly enhance its operations and stem the illegal acquisition of Ghanaian passports by foreigners. At a news conference in Accra on Wednesday, the Passport Office also announced it will soon roll out the chip-embedded passports to further enhance the security of the travel… Read More »

Acuant Acquires Mount Airey Group’s Suite of Ozone® Identity Solutions

By | September 18, 2017

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Acuant, a leading provider of data capture and authentication solutions, announced that it has acquired Ozone®, a line of identity products, intellectual property (IP) and talent from Mount Airey Group, a premier provider of identity solutions used by federal organizations and agencies around the world. According to ICAO there are approximately 100 Nations/States currently issuing… Read More »

Datasonic eyes record-high bottom line in FY18

By | September 14, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR: Datasonic Group Bhd is aiming to achieve a record-high bottom line for its financial year ending March 31, 2018 (FY18), on the back of contracts it secured from the Malaysian government for electronic passport (e-passport) and MyKad materials. Its highest annual net profit achieved was RM81.9 million in the financial year ended Dec 31, 2013 (FY13).… Read More »

S/African businessman wants cost of e-Passport reduced

By | September 13, 2017

Mr Godwin Odenigbo, a Nigerian businessman based in Rustenburg, South Africa, on Wednesday appealed to the Federal Government to reduce the cost of the e-Passport. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Rustenburg, North West Province of South Africa, that the cost of getting the passport was $200.00 (R2, 500). “ The cost is high and… Read More »

YPB Group Ltd (ASX:YPB) to Further Protect Thai Passports

By | September 12, 2017

Sydney, Sep 12, 2017 AEST (ABN Newswire) – Brand Protection and Customer Connection solutions company YPB Group Ltd (ASX:YPB) is pleased to announce it will supply the Government of Thailand with security paper for the new Thai Passport.  The passport is an e-passport and around 10,000 applications for new Thai Passports are received each day. This particular order… Read More »

Passport row erupts in Somalia

By | September 8, 2017

Nairobi – In an unusual twist to conflicts verging on war, Somalia’s weak government and powerful Islamist movement opened a verbal diplomatic battle Wednesday over the creation of a new national passport. Already fraught tensions soared as the transitional administration announced the launch of the new passports and the Islamists, who control Mogadishu and much of southern and… Read More »

Gemalto enables biometric passports in over 30 different countries

By | September 7, 2017

Amsterdam, September 7 2017 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces that its advanced epassport technologies are now being used in over 30 different countries. Thanks to their outstanding security and the faster, more convenient border crossings they facilitate, the company’s solutions help authorities strengthen homeland protection and improve the traveler experience. Gemalto’s leading position has… Read More »

SuperCom Awarded 8-Year Contract for ePassport and National ID Card System in Iceland

By | September 6, 2017

HERZLIYA, Israel, September 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — SuperCom (Nasdaq: SPCB), a global provider of secure solutions for the e-Government, Public Safety, HealthCare, and Finance sectors today announced that it has won an 8-year contract for the development, delivery and maintenance of a new central personalization system for electronic passports and polycarbonate national electronic ID cards, for Iceland.  SuperCom was awarded the contract following… Read More »

Kenya Goes It Alone On e-Passport as Neighbours Dither

By | September 5, 2017

Kenya has rolled out the East African Community (EAC) electronic passport, 17 years after discussions to develop the document began. The new generation e-passport, which conforms to the international civil standards, replaces the existing national document, set to be phased out by September 2019. “The Immigration Department will no longer process and issue the current ordinary, diplomatic and… Read More »

Decree on crossing border by foreigners on biometric passport came into force in Ukraine

By | September 2, 2017

ukr Kyiv: The decree on the crossing of the state border of Ukraine by foreigners only on the biometric passport since 2018 has come into force today. It was published in the newspaper “Government Courier”. Today, the decree signed by the President of Ukraine on the introduction of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine on the introduction… Read More »

Kenya – Long wait for e-passport ahead of its launch Thursday

By | August 30, 2017

People waited in long queues at the immigration headquarters Wednesday as citizens scrambled to apply ahead of Thursday’s launch of electronic passports. Services at the Nyayo House offices will be unavailable up to midday Thursday as the department prepares to roll out the electronic border passes. Regional and border offices will however continue to operate as normal without… Read More »

Sri Lanka – British firm may get contract on migration to e-passport

By | August 26, 2017

The Government is to hire a leading British firm specialising in currency printing and is in partnership now to prepare the groundwork for electronic passports for Sri Lankans.  This new generation travel document will contain in a microchip the holder’s biometric data in electronic format. The University of Moratuwa has just completed a comprehensive assessment on the Department’s… Read More »

Lebanon unveils biometric diplomatic passport plan

By | August 22, 2017

BEIRUT: Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil announced a plan Monday to supply all diplomatic figures in Lebanon with biometric passports to match international standards. “These passports can be used in all the embassies in the world,” Bassil said during an announcement held at the Foreign Ministry in Beirut Monday morning.   “This will grant [Lebanese] citizens greater protection.” The move comes… Read More »

Kenya to introduce e-passport in September to enhance security

By | August 17, 2017

NAIROBI, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — The Kenyan government said on Thursday that it will introduce electronic passport from September as part of efforts to improve security in the country. The country’s Directorate of Immigration and Registration of Persons Gordon Kihalangwa said the e-passport will have a chip that has details of an individual. Kihalangwa said the department would… Read More »