Maldives Immigration Wins IAIR Award
MILAN, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —
The Controller General of Immigration from Maldives Mr. Mohamed Anwar and the Deputy Controller Mr. Abdulla Algeen have received the prestigious international IAIR Award for the most innovative high security ePassport and eGates
The IAIR award was handed over to both government officials from Maldives Immigration during an official award ceremony in Milan, Italy, on Friday 24th March 2017. The IAIR Awards are one of the world´s leading ranking systems. Experts from all over the world are selecting the best technologies and solutions.
Maldives Immigration has implemented a new electronic passport with 27 of the most advanced security features, which makes the Maldives ePassport one of the most secure and world leading security documents today. Every visa page of the Maldives ePassport has its own creative design, which is another unique feature of the new travel document. Furthermore, the new Maldives ePassport has a highly secure polycarbonate data page with laser engraving, which is extremely durable and secure.
In combination with the latest electronic gates for automatic border clearance, the Maldives Immigration have evolved to one of the most modern border control systems for their citizens in the world today. The new eGates automatically check passports as well as fingerprint and facial biometrics. This speeds up border control and provides more convenience to the Maldives’ citizens.
During the award ceremony, it was mentioned that the Maldives government had selected the German company DERMALOG in 2015 to supply them with the new ePassports and eGates, based on the innovative requirements and new ideas of Maldives Immigration.