Macao SAR Resident Identity Card

The new polycarbonate e-ID card is a purely contactless smart ID card – and this is the first time in the world that a public body has made the switch straight from a contact-based to a contactless card system. The smart ID card features multiple applications, in...

Nigeria National Identity Card

Nigeria launched one of Africa’s most ambitious financial inclusion and identity verification projects in August 2014, with 100 million Nigerians set to receive а biometric-based verification card featuring an electronic payment solution from MasterCard. The e-ID card...

Philippines ePassport

The country’s new passport features a visually-striking design as well as a series of new security features. The award was presented jointly to the Department of Foreign Affairs and APO Production Unit. The Philippines consists of more than 7,100 islands, with its...

Philippines Seafarer eID card

The second joint winner was Philippines Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) for the new Philippines Seafarer eID card. One of the issues considered crucial for improving maritime security is ensuring that seafarers have documents enabling their ‘positive verifiable...

Malaysian ePassport

The first joint winner was the Immigration Department of Malaysia, of the Ministry of Home Affairs, for the new Malaysian ePassport. Launched in November 2017, it has received a major upgrade in its design and a host of enhanced security features. The country was the...