Border agencies are being asked to cope with a rapid increase in traveler numbers and, within new security and cost constraints, to facilitate a swift and secure passenger experience. They are requested to boost legitimate trade and travel, prevent illegal immigration or identity fraud and tighten security measures at border crossings.
Ghana’s migration profile continues to evolve as its rapidly expanding oil industry fuels employment and growth. To keep up with its thriving economy, the Ghanaian government recently outlined its first-ever national migration policy. In 2013, Ghana decided to put Gemalto in charge of its national electronic visa and border management solution. This advanced e-Immigration system is fundamental to the whole eGhana project, an ambitious plan to create a modern IT infrastructure that can support sustainable development in the years ahead. It will put the country’s border control processes on a par with best practices worldwide.
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At the end of 2010, Gemalto was chosen to upgrade Croatia’s border control system with Coesys Document Verification and a full mobile version of Coesys Border Management system to run in biometric handheld devices.
As of September 2011, with prime contractor VALID Argentina, the company started to deliver state-of-the art biometric live enrolment systems for all embassies & consulates around the globe for the issuance of all national travel & id documents. The 160 workstations and related software have been customized for the Republic of Argentina. The system collects biographical information and captures & quality assures biometric data such as photo, fingerprints and signature and secures the archiving of supporting documents.
The world's largest outsourcing and technology services specialist for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide is using over 10 Coesys Visa Management engines to serve over 1,000 visa application centers located in over 100 countries across five continents.
Oslo International Airport is now equipped with electronic gates to simplify automatic border crossing. The Norwegian border police chose Gemalto to provide an automated biometric identity management solution, initially for Norwegian citizens.
This turnkey project entails the design, development, customization and Integration of an entirely new border control system for the Kingdom of Morocco. It will completely replace the existing mainframe system and implement state-of-the art operational control covering passenger processing, exception handling, document verification and biometrics checks, back-office units, centralized administration, control list management, self-attended border control units (eGates) for automated passenger processing, control list management system, API, visa and passport PKI/PKD, transit data and reporting tools. Avalon Biometrics, now a Gemalto company, is acting as a subcontractor of the Marubeni-Gemadec consortium.
The Refugee and National Deportation system for the Department of Home Affairs in South Africa handles country wide refugees and illegal immigrants including their deportation procedure. It consists of a customized enterprise solution with more 500 workstations distributed around the country and a central refugee register that handles all related workflows and procedures, including an interface to the national fingerprint system (AFIS) and National Population Register. The system has more than 28 different applications covering all possible steps part of the Refugee and Deportation procedures based on local regulations. Implementation consisted of 2 phases and was completed in 2008.
High-profile European bank
In 2012, Gemalto signed on as prime contractor with a high-profile European bank (name confidential) to deploy Coesys Document Verification at each branch location. Each station is connected to a central document verification repository that will hold more than 2,000 travel and ID documents. The central system is connected to each agent station to provide document repository updates as well as to perform management and operational reports. New customer demographic data, which are captured automatically from the document, are entered directly into the bank’s enterprise management system. The project is now up and running, with over 1,000 Coesys Document Verification workstations enabled.