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HID selected by Tanzania to provide technology for electronic passports

 

The government of Tanzania has selected HID Global as the main supplier for an end-to-end solution for issuing electronic passports.

The new ePassport is billed as part of Tanzania’s transformative e-Immigration programme, and includes advanced physical and electronic security features, such as a contactless chip and biometric capabilities embedded in its tamper-proof polycarbonate data-page. It also conforms to International Civil Aviation Organization standards to provide Tanzanians with low-friction international travel interactions.

HID has partnered with DLRS Group for the manufacture of the passport booklets, renewing the partnership behind the new Irish electronic passport card.

“Tanzania is taking a leap forward in providing an electronic passport for our citizens,” said Dr. Anna Peter Makakala, Tanzania’s Commissioner General of Immigration. “Our people will be proud knowing they are carrying one of the most secure and modern passports in the world and can take advantage of some of the most advanced technology available.”

HID’s Seosâ technology also allows new e-passport holders to store an “emergency passport” on a smartphone, in case of passport loss or theft in another country.

“We worked very closely with Tanzania’s government to conceptualize and bring into being this state-of the-art passport solution,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. “Their government’s vision for faster, more secure electronic verification of identities matched our end-to-end solution capabilities for citizen identity. Working on a strict timeline, the Immigration team in Tanzania was a strong partner with us to deliver on this exemplary government project.”

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