AG2’s Wil Byrne was one of the guests at the launch of the new ePassport for Tanzania on Wednesday 31st of January. Wil was the lead designer on the project with DLRS Group delivering book production. Both Wil and DLRS were part of the HID Global team that delivered a cutting edge eTravel solution that will provide smoother travel and improved border security for Tanzania.
The new e-passport will make travel easier for the country’s citizens, such as simply scanning their passports electronically at border control stations upon entry and exit. The e-passport conforms to all international standards as set out by the International Civil Aviation Organisation, ensuring that its features can be used by Tanzanians as they travel around the world.
A notable benefit is that an e-passport holder can be issued with an emergency passport on their smartphone if their passport is stolen or lost. This convenient solution is enabled using HID’s award-winning Seos technology for mobile citizen IDs, called HID goID.