The Rise of e-Visa

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4Q 2018 | IN-5345


A Summary of the Rise of e-Visa


With travel data and visas needing to be printed onto the credential itself and the requirement for travel records to be manually checked, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has tasked a splinter-group within the New Technologies Working Group, originally established in the 1990s, to look into the policy and technical framework for the next generation of machine-readable passports.

An e-Visa is an official document obtained through an online application that uses submitted personal information to assess and issue permission to travel. By using a unique identification number and a digital signature, an applicant can use an online platform to obtain an e-Visa, reducing the risk of fraud. By using this functionality alongside an e-passport, the transaction at the terminal can be considered more secure, as it can prevent duplication and data-alteration.

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