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IN Groupe unveils Seychelles’ new biometric passport

IN Groupe unveils Seychelles’ new biometric passport

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IN Groupe has been a partner of the Seychelles government for over 20 years and has won the latest tender launched by the country for the production of its new biometric passports and their issuing system. 

This contract also includes the supply of the national ICAO PKI and nPKD (Public Key Directory).

The new electronic passport incorporates a polycarbonate data page, combining a transparent window and a DID Shape holographic device, an electronic chip in the eCover containing biographical and biometric data and includes the digital signature, an important feature that ensures the link with the issuing authority, making it one of the most advanced on the African continent.

IN Groupe’s team supported the local authorities in setting up the data collection and processing system. It also helped to ensure a transfer of skills in order to make the client autonomous in the management of the personalisation of the passports.

Errol Fonseka, Minister of Home Affairs, said the introduction of an electronic biometric passport in Seychelles should increase the level of border security by making fraud detection more efficient.

According to Henley Passport Index, the Seychelles passport is now ranked number one in Africa and 28th in the world in terms of ease of travel to other countries.

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