e-passports

Biometric Tech to See e-IDs Replaced by Mobile Virtual Credentials

Biometric Tech to See e-IDs Replaced by Mobile Virtual Credentials

Electronic passports will peak by 2022, only to be replaced by virtual credentials, according to a new report from Acuity Market Intelligence. That same trend applies to all smart, biometric credentials including national ID cards and driver licenses, the market research firm says. And by 2030, “today’s standard identity credentials will be obsolete,” Acuity said…

Schengen Visa Visitors to Require Biometric Passports

Schengen Visa Visitors to Require Biometric Passports

“The requirement comes as increasingly sophisticated automated border control systems are installed at Schengen borders…” Effective November 24th, non-Europeans with Schengen visas will need new, biometric e-passports to gain entry to the Schengen zone. The Schengen area is a multi-state zone overlapping largely with the European Union that allows passport-free travel between its member states.…

New Report Predicts 30 Percent Growth in Global ePassport Market

New Report Predicts 30 Percent Growth in Global ePassport Market

The market-savvy researchers at Research and Markets have released a new report on the global electronic passport and visa market, and they predict that it’s set to grow at a rate of 30.17 percent (CAGR) between 2014 and 2019. Biometrics technology is, of course, an increasingly important component of such documents, and the researchers point…