AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 28, 2019--HID Global ®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced that the new Tanzania ePassport, designed and delivered by HID Global and partners, has been honored with a major award at the High Security Printing conference in Europe this week.

The award win is part of the Tanzania e-Immigration program being widely recognized as one that is transforming the immigration system of this African nation. Tanzania moved from a traditional MRP booklet to a complete e-Immigration system – and it did it in record time. In just four months, Tanzania transitioned from awarding the contract to HID Global and its partners, Smurfit Kappa Security Concepts (previously DLRS Group Security Concepts), Absolute Graphics and Softnet Technologies ltd, to completion TANZANIAN PASSPORT WINS AWARD AT HSP EUROPE The Tanzanian e-Passport is a state-of-the-art document that features a polycarbonate datapage. The design of the booklet captures local themes and cultures across the visa pages, datapage and end papers, helping to generate a sense of national pride in the passport holder.

"The success of the Tanzanian e-Immigration program started with a vision by the country’s leaders to work with best-in-class solution providers, and we are honored that HID Global was selected based on our proven leadership in citizen ID programs," said Steve Warne, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Citizen ID business with HID Global.

“The award for the Tanzanian e-Passport reflects on the team effort that it took from forward-thinking government officials, to our partners, to our internal HID team. Tanzania’s e-Passport is being recognized as a breakthrough example of a next-generation citizen ID."

Since early 2018, HID Global has been Tanzania’s primary supplier of an end-to-end solution for issuing e-Passports with advanced physical and electronic security features, automated verification capabilities and, importantly, a contactless chip embedded in the polycarbonate datapage.

The country now has a single citizen identification system that spans the entire identity journey from data capture to issuance and can be used to support ePassports, e-Visas, e-Permits and other physical electronic documents. The solution is also “future ready,” anticipating the requirements of the next generation of identities.