Interpol travel document

by Mark Rowe

Morpho (Safran group), a French biometric product company, has been chosen to supply the secure ID management and document production system for the Interpol Travel Document initiative. Issued by the policing organisation, the Travel Document is intended to enable its officials to travel internationally on official Interpol business without requiring a visa when assisting in transnational investigations or urgent deployments.

Morpho says that it will provide with a complete identity management solution to manage the production of new generation electronic documents. This includes multi-biometric data enrollment, identity checks as well as document personalization.

These travel documents will integrate security features including 3D Photo ID, a three-dimensional laser-engraved portrait of the document holder. An ICAO-compliant portrait, along with the holder’s fingerprints, will be stored on a secure chip.

“This second generation INTERPOL Travel Document developed in collaboration with Morpho raises the bar for international document security, and will be a valuable asset for INTERPOL officials no matter where in the world their assistance is required,” said INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K Noble

“As a trusted partner of INTERPOL for over a decade, Morpho is truly proud to have been chosen for this new initiative”, said Jean-Paul Jainsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morpho. “We will continue to work alongside INTERPOL to develop new and improved solutions to meet present and emerging security needs of the criminal justice, border control and travel document markets.”

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