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.
With the massive surge of electronic travel documents and eIDs, Gemalto is supporting border agencies and government authorities to exploit technology convergence to gain consistent, comprehensive border, visa management and document verification that will:
Coesys Border Management delivers the latest technologies and monitoring tools for immigration authorities to:
Fully integrated with Entry-Exit System (EES), Automatic Border Control (ABC) and Registered Traveler Programs (RTP), it addresses the needs of border control agencies to process both arriving and departing travelers in a wide range of contexts at air, land and sea ports, implementing best practice immigration processes at the headquarters and border control points, distributed throughout a country.
Coesys Visa Management offers a service-oriented visa application and management system to securely issue visa, e-visa and residence permits. The distributed applications are designed for headquarters, embassies and all possible visa application centers. It provides a National Visa Information System (N-VIS) and integrates seamlessly with existing N-VIS and with existing border control systems as well with our Coesys Border Management system. Coesys Visa Management has services for all aspects of the Visa Management process from enrolment – approval – printing – Issuing, etc…. the solution is modular and is provided ready to use with the modules and functionality required.
This offer addresses the challenges of automating and improving travel document verification. It can check all types of electronic and physical security features in travel documents such as passports, visas and ID cards or any other identity document. The verification actions - different from one travel document type to another - are set in document templates, stored in a document repository, and administrated centrally
It is also part of our software suite and can be combined with all border management solutions.
Coesys ABC represents an important component of our Border Management suite and forms the basis of a modern and advanced automatic immigration and access control handling. It is utilizing Coesys Document Verification, our engine for high-end electronic travel document verification combined with biometric matching and control list handling (textual and biometric) in a user friendly workflow. By combining its modular advantages with the latest technologies of electronic gates and kiosk hardware, Coesys ABC provides a highly secure automatic immigration solution for agencies and authorities around the world, that can be run standalone or fully integrated with a Registered Traveler Program (RTP).
Ease of use, convenience, massive costs savings using a full-fledged inspection system in officer’s pocket are only a few of the motivations that characterize the development of the Coesys Mobile Border and Visa Apps now deployed on smart phones, tablets and other Android devices and peripherals.
The mobile solutions are fully integrated with the Coesys Border & Visa Management backend systems to provide an integrated experience with a high value addition.
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.
At the end of 2010, the company received a purchase order from IN2 Croatia for the upgrade of the existing Border Control System in Croatia. The scope of the project includes 335 licenses of our Coesys Document Verification system, 335 licenses of our Fingerprint capture and Verification module, and a full mobile version of our 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 turn-key project includes the design, development, customization and Integration of an entire new border control system for the Kingdom of Morocco. The project encompasses the complete replacement of the exiting border control based on mainframe technology, and covers all areas of the immigration operation including: 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, APIS, visa, passport, PKI and PKD, transit data and reporting tools. Gemalto acts 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.
Successful migration to next-generation ePassports
Singapore relies on digital technology to provide a safe and secure experience for travelers at its borders.