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ePassports - Articles and news items

Border force triples number of electronic passport gates at Stansted

Airport news  •  8 October 2014  •  Home Office

Border Force has tripled the number of ePassport gates at Stansted Airport, providing travellers with more opportunity to use the automated, fast and secure route through the border...

ePassports: Examining the benefits

Issue 4 2007, Past issues  •  31 July 2007  •  Mr. Mauricio Siciliano, MRTD Officer, Specifications and Guidance Material / Air Transport Bureau, ICAO

The issuance of ICAO-standard ePassports by some 45 member states of the organisation by year end 2007 and the inherent benefits included in this travel document, should drive the adoption of this latest-generation Machine Readable Travel Document (MRTD) by an increasing number of governments in the next few years.

The changing face of travel documentation

Issue 2 2006, Past issues  •  16 June 2006  •  Joel F. Shaw, Convenor of the International Standards Organization (ISO) Working Group responsible for Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs)

The introduction of the new biometrically enabled Passport, or ePassport as it has become known, is well under way across the world. Joel F. Shaw explains why Face Biometric was selected as the global standard.

A roadmap to better security

Issue 1 2005, Past issues  •  16 March 2005  •  International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)

ICAO’s approach to aviation security continues to involve the monitoring of Annex 17 compliance alongside AVSEC training, whilst assisting with the implementation of new technologies to improve security and efficiency.


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