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Tuesday, December 13 2022 - 19:00
IN Groupe unveils Seychelles' new biometric passport
MONACO, Dec. 13, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

IN Groupe has been a privileged partner of the Seychelles government for over 
20 years and has won the latest tender launched by the country for the 
production of its new biometric passports and their issuing system. This 
contract also includes the supply of the national ICAO PKI and nPKD (Public Key 

The new electronic passport incorporates a polycarbonate data page, combining a 
transparent window and a DID(TM) Shape holographic device, an electronic chip 
in the eCover containing biographical and biometric data and includes the 
digital signature, an important feature that ensures the link with the issuing 
authority, making it one of the most advanced on the African continent.

IN Groupe's team supported the local authorities in setting up the data 
collection and processing system. They also helped to ensure a transfer of 
skills in order to make the client autonomous in the management of the 
personalisation of the passports.

Increasing the level of border security while making life easier for travellers
Mr Errol Fonseka, Minister of Home Affairs, told the local press at the signing 
of the contract that the introduction of an electronic biometric passport in 
Seychelles should increase the level of border security by making fraud 
detection more efficient.

The Seychelles passport is now ranked number one in Africa and 28th in the 
world in terms of ease of travel to other countries (source Henley Passport 

"The biometric passport solution, brought to us by the IN Groupe, will without 
a doubt, take the travel experience of our citizens to a new level, allowing 
for greater convenience and access to a range of services. Thanks to the 
incorporation of enhanced security features in the passport booklet, the threat 
of identity fraud will be kept in check while operational efficiency at border 
control points will receive an added boost through a faster authentication 
process. The realization of this project will certainly go down as the 
country's first major technological accomplishment in the post-Covid 19 era" 
said Mr Alain A. Volcere, Principal Secretary Immigration & Civil Status of 

"This contract is the result of a strong collaboration between the Seychelles 
authorities and our teams: it is a new step in the establishment of IN Groupe 
in the Commonwealth zone which should help us to develop our presence in East 
Africa," emphasises Yann Haguet, IN Groupe's Identity BU Director.


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