Delegates attending the 80th INTERPOL General Assembly in Hanoi Vietnam, (October 31 – November 3) have been updated on the INTERPOL Travel Document initiative which has now been formally recognized by 31 countries since its endorsement at the 2010 INTERPOL General Assembly in Qatar in November 2010.

It is said in the press-release that was passed to UNIAN.                                                                                                  

The INTERPOL initiative, which includes an e-Passport booklet developed by EDAPS,  has also gained the support of four important regional organizations –the African Union, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and the Southern  African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO).

“INTERPOL has always understood the importance and need for the Travel Document and that it has already been formally recognized by 31 countries is strong validation at a global level,” said INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble. “This is a significant achievement and we will continue to work with other member countries to gain their support.”

More than 70 countries are currently in the process of formally recognizing the INTERPOL Travel Document which has been jointly developed by INTERPOL, EDAPS and Entrust.

INTERPOL international experts, assessing the quality of documents produced by the EDAPS Consortium in Ukraine, acknowledged that they fully comply with the international standards and requirements of the International Criminal Police Organization for the production of electronic documents.

The EDAPS Consortium was founded by Ukraine’s leading high-end technology providers and it is the only group worldwide with the full range of end-to-end capability in manufacturing and implementation of highly secured identification documents and information systems.

Passports and identification documents manufactured by EDAPS are recognized as among the world’s best by the ICAO and the ОSСЕ.  EDAPS manufactures e-passports and ID-cards for the officers of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), and the driver’s license manufactured by the EDAPS Consortium is recognised by the European Union. EDAPS is a developer and document manufacturer of unique passport systems for the confirmation of authenticity of diamonds and jewellery produced by the world-known company De Beers.

The EDAPS Consortium has state-of-the-art fully certified facilities, including a major production plant for the issuing of VISA and MasterCard payment cards. Supplying highly secure identification documents to 188 countries around the world, EDAPS possesses unsurpassed experience in the protection of documents and goods, utilizing its unique technologies in the field of lasers, polycarbonate, biometrics, de-metalized holograms, contact and contactless chips and IT-technologies.