The expansion of a system of automated controls of electronic travel documents at international airports (e-gate and full page documents scanners)

Dept 58 - International Relations Department
Dept 58 - International Relations Department

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RegionPrague
Title of the ProgrammeSchengen Cooperation and Combatting Cross-Border and Organized Crime, including Trafficking and Itinerant Criminal Groups
Title of the ProjectThe expansion of a system of automated controls of electronic travel documents at international airports (e-gate and full page documents scanners)
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Project Promoter

Ministry of Interior

www.mvcr.cz

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

There is no Partner.

Date of Approval29-10-2014
Objective of the Project

The aim of the project is to accelerate and streamline the process of travel documents control at international airports via use of automated border control system. Automated biometric handling system at external borders communicates with electronic passports and is equipped with appropriate biometric verification technology that is based on international standards so that interoperability could be ensured.

The system of automated biometric border control enables implementation of border control of persons with travel documents with biometrics. It is the development of new working methods, logistic measures and modern technologies to strengthen identity controls on entry and exit on border crossings. The project also aims at increasing awareness of travellers of possibilities and advantages of automated biometric control.

Travel documents control must be also fully integrated into the process of manual border control in the first and second control line. For this reason, another part of the project is equipment of check-in sites of border control by full-page readers of travel documents enabling automated control of electronic and optical part of travel documents and by working assemblies for a thorough inspection of electronic part of travel documents in the second control line of border control.

Approved grant

1 840 000 EUR

Project DurationStart date: 1st January 2015, End date: 30th April 2017