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Global e-Passport Trends Industry

  • January 2014
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 35 pages

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 including 4G Identity Solutions, Datacard Group, Gemalto NV, Morpho Canada, On Track Innovations, Safran USA, Thales Group and others are profiled.

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Global e-Passport Trends Industry


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 and 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 eP600 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 and Devrient GmbH (Germany)

Graphic Security Systems Corporation (USA)

HID Global Corporation (USA)

Korea Minting and Security Printing and 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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