e-Passport Trends

  • ID: 2775672
  • Report
  • 35 Pages
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
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An e-Passport, also referred to as a biometric passport or a digital passport, is a combination of electronic and paper identity credential containing biometric information, which can be used for establishing the identity and citizenship of a traveler.

The report analyzes and presents an overview of e-Passport market worldwide. The report in addition provides global estimates and projections for e-Passport in US dollars for years 2012 through 2017. Supported with 2 market data tables, the report provides a review of market trends, growth drivers, advantages, challenges, and functional mechanism for e-passport/biometric passport. The report further discusses about key regional markets including Canada, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and other regions. The report also highlights on various strategic industry activities of major companies witnessed by the industry over the last few years. In addition, 20 companies operating in the e-Passport arena worldwide are profiled, including

- 4G Identity Solutions
- Datacard Group
- Gemalto NV
- Morpho Canada
- On Track Innovations
- Safran USA
- Thales Group

... and others.
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e-Passport - Definition
e-Passport - A Historical Perspective
Year of Implementation of e-Passports System by Select Countries
e-Passport - Adoption and Implementation Continues to Surge Worldwide
Table 1: Global e-Passport Market (2012-2017) in US$ Million
e-Passport - Concept and Implementation
Biometric Technology Enabling e-Passport
Facial Recognition
Iris Recognition
Challenges with Biometrics
Biometric Passport - Functional Mechanism
Biometric Standards for e-Passports
Status of Biometric Passports in Different Countries
Comparison between e-Passports and Normal Passports
Advantages of Using e-Passports
Challenges with Biometric Passports


Mobile Phones Increasingly Gaining Acceptance as Verification Platform
Factors Driving Widespread Adoption of Mobile Phones as ID Credentials
Counterfeiting Continues to Pose Major Challenge
Biometric Technology Emerges at Forefront of Advanced Authentication Solutions
Increasing Adoption of Biometric Systems by Countries Worldwide
Technology Advancements in Biometrics


WHTI Delays e-Passport Project Implementation in Canada Fees Structure
Characteristics of the Canadian e-Passport

Switzerland Announces Roll Out of Biometric Passports Issuance
Turkey Eyes Advanced Technology for Biometric Passports
Ukraine Introduces Biometric Passports
Uzbekistan to Complete Biometric Passports Issuance by 2015
Identification Cards and Passport Issuance to Witnesses
Significant Growth in Armenia

Table 2: Asia-Pacific e-Passport Market (2012-2017) in Million units
China at Loggerheads with Other Countries over Issuance of New e-Passports
First Time e-Passport Applications Witness Rapid Increase in Taiwan
Thailand Enhances Focus on Improving Passport Issuing Services for Thai Expatriates

Israel to Rollout Advanced Biometric Passport
New Biometric Machine in Australia Simplifies Passport
Application Process for Nigerians
Challenges for Nigerians in Portugal


Federal State Enterprize Goznak Selects Microchips of OAO " NIIME and Mikron”
Federal Government of Nigeria to Extend e-Passport Facility
Fujitsu Obtains Contract from Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Gemalto Signs Agreement with CEPP to Supply ePassport Solution
Giesecke & Devrient Receives Order from Republic of Kosovo to Supply e-Passports
Infineon Technologies Receives Contract from Taiwan to Supply Security Chips for Electronic Passport Program
Ministry of External Affairs in India to Issue Electronic Passports in India
Oberthur Technologies Announces Successful Deployment of e- Passport Solution in Uzbekistan
Royal Oman Police Inks Contract with Gemalto for e-Passport Solution
Central Bank of Uzbekistan Selects FIME to Supply Test Tools Suite for e-Passports
FIME Provides Testing and Certification Services for Russian Biometric e-Passport Project
Finnish National Police Board Selects Consortium of Morpho and Oberthur Technologies
GET Group Establishes New Office in Washington D.C.
Imprimerie Nationale Selects Datacard Group
Infineon Technologies North America and Gemalto Secure Contracts from US Government Printing Office
Morpho Secures Contract from Government of Panama
Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Installs Biometric Passport Machine in Australia
Oslo Airport Deploys EasyPass Passport Control System
Speed Identity Secures Contract from Estonian Police and Border Guard Board
Suprema Receives Contract from Government of Mexico for Electronic Passport Project
Tallin Airport to Deploy Automatic Border Control System
Elyctis Introduces ID BOX e-Passport Reader
Gemalto Announces Delivery of e-Passport Solution in Korea
Green Bit to Supply Biometric Enrollment Solution for Italian e-Passport Issuance Project
HID Global Deploys e-Government RFID Reader Technology in Europe
ORC and MAG Enter into Strategic Partnership for Hosted Atomic Authorization and e-Passport Validation Services
Swedish National Police Board Renews Agreement for Travel Documents with Gemalto
Bahamas High Commission in London Announces Installation of e -Passport System
Ctrue Forms Collaboration with AssureTec Technology
Gemalto Inks Supply Contract with Moroccan Mint: Dar As-Sikkah for e-Passport Solution
Ghanaian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Introduces Ghana Biometric Passport Project
India Security Press Announces Establishment of e-Passport Manufacturing Facility in Nasik
National Database and Registration Authority Announces Successful Trial Run of e-Passport Software
Nigerian Immigration Service to Build Database of Biometric Information for Reference Purposes
On Track Innovations Obtains Follow-On Orders for eStickers for Upgrading Passports to e-Passports
SMARTRAC to Expand e-ID Card and Passport Business in South America


Federal Government of Nigeria Rolls Out e-Passports
Libyan Government Unveils Biometric Passports
Peru to Rollout e-Passports
Algerian Government Unveils Biometric Passport Program
Australia Extends SmartGate Solution to US e-Passport Holders
Government of Lebanon to Launch Biometric Passports
Graphic Security Systems and GET Group Launch GET/Toppan eP6 e-Passport System
Indian Ministry of External Affairs to Unveil Biometric Passports
Liberian Government Introduces The Liberia ECOWAS Biometric Passport
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Department of Passport in Nepal to Launch e-Passports
Zimbabwe to Introduce Electronic Passports
Indonesia Introduces New Electronic Passport
Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Introduces Biometric Passport
Speed Intraproc Introduces Speed Capture Station for e-IDs and e-Passports
Sri Lanka to Launch e-Passports


4G Identity Solutions Pvt., Ltd. (India)
Bundesdruckerei GmbH (Germany)
Datacard Group (USA)
Entrust, Inc. (USA)
Federal State Enterprize Goznak (Russia)
Flexsecure GmbH (Germany)
Gemalto NV (The Netherlands)
GET Group (USA)
Giesecke & Devrient GmbH (Germany)
Graphic Security Systems Corporation (USA)
HID Global Corporation (USA)
Korea Minting and Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corporation (Korea)
Morpho Canada, Inc. (Canada)
Mount Airey Group, Inc. (USA)
Oberthur Technologies (France)
On Track Innovations Ltd. (Israel)
Pi Biometrics and Technologies Ltd. (Nigeria)
Safran USA, Inc. (USA)
Soft Source Information Technology (UAE)
Thales Group (France)

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