The Evolution of LatAm Passports: Tradition Meets Innovation

Latin America (LatAm) boasts a rich tapestry of cultures, landscapes, and identities, intricately woven into the fabric of each nation. At the heart of this diversity lies the passport, a symbolic gateway that not only facilitates travel but also embodies the essence of sovereignty and citizenship.

Free - April 27, 2024 midnight

Pakistan’s New ePassport

A brief review of the launch of Pakistan’s ePassport in August’s edition of ID & Secure Document News™ is followed up here with a more detailed examination of the new document.

Passports - December 1, 2023 12:01 a.m.

Belize – A Modern Passport to Make Citizens Proud

The 2022 Belize ePassport series, the first ever from a from a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) country to be nominated for an HSP Regional Passport of the Year award, represents one of the most modern and secure travel documents within the Caribbean region.

Passports - August 30, 2023 midnight

Costa Rica Passport Makes Journey from MRP to ePassport

In 2021, as Costa Rica reached the 200-year anniversary of independence from Spain and at a time when countries around the world were struggling with the effects of COVID, the country took the bold move to upgrade its travel document from machine-readable to a fully compliant biometric passport.

Passports - August 2, 2023 midnight

New Document Issues

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq’s new ePassport was issued on 16 July at a ceremony in the regional capital of Erbil.

Passports - August 2, 2023 midnight

Brazil Reboots its Travel Documents

In this, the first major redesign of the country’s travel document for over two decades, the Casa da Moeda do Brasil has pulled out all the stops to make the new Brazilian passport a real showstopper!

Passports - July 3, 2023 midnight

Thoughts on Producing Travel Documents

In this opinion piece, Lic Mónica Peralta (Forensic Document Expert) looks at the current state of physical document security printing and gives her thoughts on how it might be improved in the age of physical/digital co-existence.

Passports - June 1, 2023 midnight