Tag Archives: ePassports

EAC States Told to Issue e-Passports by January

By | April 18, 2017

The East African Community member States have been instructed to begin issuing new e-Passports by January 31, 2018. This is after the 35th EAC Council of Minister’s meeting was made aware that the EAC partner States are in different stages of achieving the EA e-passport. The Council directives came on the backdrop of the 17th Ordinary Summit of… Read More »

Philippines – Partnered in Crime

By | April 18, 2017

Just one Malacañang official broke the odd silence of the motor-biking Duterte Harley administration on the deal for tens of millions of e-passports issued by the Department of Foreign Affairs. An umbrella organization of labor unions, on the other hand, asked Congress to investigate the deal, wanting to cut down the high price of the passport that millions… Read More »

Nigeria – Danbazau Reads Riot Act to Corrupt Immigration Officers

By | April 13, 2017

The Interior Minister, retired Major General Abdulrahman Bello Danbazau has warned corrupt officers and men of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to desist from exploiting passports’ applicants or else lose their jobs. The minister, who sounded the warning while commissioning the second passport office in Kanoon Thursday, said he was aware that some officers of the service had developed the habit of collecting… Read More »

Countries Delay East Africa e-Passports Plan Until Next Year

By | April 12, 2017

East African Community citizens will have to wait longer for “smart” national and regional passports as member states lag a year behind schedule in delays that highlight the obstacles facing joint issuance of travel documents in Africa. East African Community partner states were supposed to begin issuing e-passports at the beginning of this year.  However,  Uganda, Rwanda and… Read More »

Belarusians to Receive Biometric Passports in 2019

By | April 12, 2017

“I think that in 2019 we will start to issue the first biometric ID-passports. The procedure for obtaining them is under control by the Interior Ministry,” Syarhei Papkou, Minister of Communications and Information, said in the BelTA press center. The State Border Committee spoke about the introduction of biometric passports already in 2013. Last year, the Ministry of… 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 »

East Africa: Kigali to Upgrade to E-Passport From Next Year

By | April 10, 2017

Rwanda is set to revamp its passport to include additional security features and symbols promoting the country’s tourism sector as well as its culture. The move is in line with an East African Community directive for countries to upgrade to a regional e-passport. The new passport will have an electronic chip, biometric features and hidden security pictures. “The… Read More »

Philippines – Malacañang Probes e-Passport Contract

By | April 6, 2017

MALACAÑANG is conducting its own separate investigation of the allegedly anomalous P8-billion e-passport project of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) over discovery that the project was illegally sub-contracted to a questionable private entity, according to a party-list lawmaker. The 10-year contract for the printing of passports had been awarded by the DFA to APO-Printing Unit (APO-PU), a… Read More »

Research – E-Passport Market by Applications, Economic Effects, Industry Chain Structure Forecast 2021

By | April 4, 2017

E-Passport Market Research Report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the E-Passport Industry for 2017-2021. E-Passport Market, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts.  The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years and discussion of the key vendors effective in this market.… Read More »

Ireland – New Online Irish Passport Renewal Service Launches Today

By | March 30, 2017

A NEW online Irish passport renewal service will be launched today amid an increasing number of applications. The service, which will be unveiled by the Republic’s Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan, will allow Irish citizens to renew their passport books and cards online from wherever they are in the world. The facility is for adults who are over… 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 »

Finnish National eID and ePassport Win Award for Best Regional ID Document

By | March 27, 2017

A new national eID and ePassport in Finland has been celebrated as the industry’s best ID document in annual awards that recognise best practice and design. Reconnaissance, the organisers of High Security Printing EMEA, revealed the 2017 winner of the Regional ID Document of the Year at a special ceremony during the conference in Baku, Azerbaijan, on 28 March 2017. The… Read More »

Philippines – Congressional Inquiry Urged Over ‘Overpriced’ e-Passports

By | March 27, 2017

An umbrella organization of labor unions is urging Congress to look into the government’s alleged overpriced new digital passport or e-passport. In a statement, Philippine Association of Free Labor Unions president Terry Tuazon said the government should lower the cost of the e-passport and make it more affordable, particularly for overseas Filipino workers. Tuazon said the e-passports being… 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 »

Nigeria – Firm Covers Up Director’s Arrest To Get e-Passport Contract

By | March 26, 2017

Investigation has revealed a cover-up by Iris Smart Technologies Limited (ISTL) of the arrest of the deputy managing director of its mother company in Malaysia, Iris Corporation Berhad, Datuk Hamdan Mohammed Hassan, for alleged fraud, in order to get renewal of its contract for Nigeria’s e-Passport solution. The cover-up is premised on the fear that as the Public… Read More »

Dubai – Philippine Embassy Not To Release Passports Today

By | March 26, 2017

DUBAI: There will be no release of passports at the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi (AUHPE) on March 26, Sunday. However, those with appointments for processing and encoding are expected to be there on time. The diplomatic mission released on Friday a public advisory about the suspension of the release of passports scheduled on Mar.26 because of the… 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 »

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 »