e-Passport: Requirements and benefits

The government has started the registration of citizens for the distribution of digital passports, also known as electronic passport or passports in February 2022.  According to concerned officials, all the necessary preparations about e-Passports, is ready. The e-Passport has an embedded electronic microprocessor chip which contains biometric information used to authenticate the identity of theContinue reading “e-Passport: Requirements and benefits”

Why E-Passports for Dominica

The air passenger experience involves many requirements that countries must address relating to effective travel document and border management, information sharing and the identification of high-risk travellers, the screening of people and cargo for security purposes, global anti-terrorism objectives, and many other inter-related priorities. Because of the overlapping and complementary nature of these programmes andContinue reading “Why E-Passports for Dominica”

E-Passport Myths 1-10

Myth #1 – The e-Passport replaces border officialsMyth #2 – The e-Passport was introduced for facilitation reasonsMyth #3 – The e-Passport was introduced in response to 9/11Myth #4 – The e-Passport was introduced because the RFID industry wanted salesMyth #5 – It was introduced as a plot by the UN to regiment the world via biometricsMythContinue reading “E-Passport Myths 1-10”

Traveler Identification

Governments around the globe, including Dominica, are embedding biometric technology into ID documents. New biometric passports (or e-passports or digital passports) are a combination of paper and electronic passports and contain biometric information that can be used to authenticate the identity of travelers. This passport contains a special chip that contains the holder’s photograph andContinue reading “Traveler Identification”