Gemalto is supporting the new solution with integration, deployment, maintenance and training for Ugandan immigration officers. It will help the country achieve its goals to facilitate travel, enhance national security and protect a traveler’s identity against theft.
This turnkey solution incorporates a convenient online portal to apply for visas and permits at any time prior to travel. Legitimate visitors receive their Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) by email. Upon arrival in Uganda, visitors get their visas after ETA check, verification of passports and the collection of their biometric data (fingerprints) to uniquely match travelers to the documents they are presenting.
Gemalto’s solution includes a link to an integrated control list from local and international sources and alert system to detect and manage undesirable applicants.
“Gemalto answered our need for a strong, secure solution, based on international standards and in line with Uganda’s objective to facilitate travel,” said commissioner Anthony Namara, project coordinator at The Department of Citizenship and Immigration Control.