Gemalto supplies ePassport solution to Taiwan

Gemalto has announced it will be supplying its Sealys eCover for ePassports to Taiwan’s national printer for its ePassport initiative.

Included in its solution, Gemalto will also provide the Sealys eTravel ICAO Common Criteria certified software, embedded in the passport inlay with a secure microprocessor. According to the company, its operating system is the fastest in the world for both reading and personalization speeds.

“Our ePassport secure embedded software is the key to delivering the best traveler’s experience for Taiwan’s citizens,” Ng Fook-Seng, VP of Government Programs at Gemalto Asia said. “We will continue to further develop our offers to cement Gemalto’s position as a key enabler of secure electronic solutions for the governmental agencies we serve.

Reported previously, Gemalto has been appointed prime contractor and turnkey supplier to provide the Ghana Immigration Service with a complete visa and border management system, as a part of the country’s ambitious eGhana project, backed by the World Bank.

Last year, it was announced that Taiwanese citizens will pay less when applying for the country’s electronic passports this year, as members of a legislative standing committee reached an agreement to cut the application fee for machine-readable regular passports from US$55 to US$43, starting this year. In addition, the price of electronic passports was also set to be reduced.

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