e-passports

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…