The government of Panama has chosen a consortium led by Morpho and comprised of Thomas Greg & Sons, a specialist in secure printing, and IAFIS, Morpho’s partner for implementation and management of biometric projects in Latin America, to supply e-passports.
Under the contract, Morpho will supply biometric enrollment stations for capturing photographs, fingerprints and signatures of passport applicants.
The contract also includes the provision of an identity management and document personalization system to ensure secure issuance of e-passports. In addition, the company will ensure maintenance of the system over a five-year period.
The e-passports will feature laser-engraved data pages made of polycarbonate. The new documents will enable Panama to offer an enhanced level of security to its citizens by safeguarding against identity theft, protecting privacy and ensuring secure identification of passport holders.