An essential element in strengthening border security is the validation of electronic MRTDs. Validation of the travel document is a vital pre-requisite for border inspection systems to provide secure and reliable facial recognition matches between travel documents and travellers, as well as conduct accurate checks against information held in government databases. Experts will provide examples regarding inspection systems and tools for the efficient and secure reading and verification of MRTDs and eMRTDs, including use of the ICAO Public Key Directory (PKD) and increased implementation of Automated Border Control (ABC) gates.
Moderator: Ciaran Carolan, Public Key Directory Officer, ICAO
• ePassport Validation
R. Rajeshkumar, International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Expert, Member ICAO New Technologies Working Group (NTWG)
• Commercial Pilot – New Updates on Public Key Directory
Mario Wiesen, Chairperson, ICAO PKD Board & Deputy Director, Passports, Visas and Legalizations Office, Luxembourg
• Border Registration System: The Cuban Experience
Suyen Nápoles Obiols, Head, Operational Inspection Area Group, Directorate of Immigration, Ministry of Interior, Cuba