Biometric technology is used at the passport e-Gates in many airports around the world. By obtaining a Biometric Passport Photo from an authorised outlet means that the image on your passport will be compatible with this new global standard. As the ID Station uses the same software requirements as set out by ICAO, your photo is likely to meet the strict international standards for passport photos.The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It codifies the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth.
The ICAO Council adopts standards and recommended practices concerning air navigation, its infrastructure, flight inspection, prevention of unlawful interference, and facilitation of border-crossing procedures for international civil aviation. ICAO defines the protocols for air accident investigation followed by transport safety authorities in countries signatory to the Convention on International Civil Aviation.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (also called DFAT) is a department of the Government of Australia charged with the responsibility of advancing the interests of Australia and its citizens internationally. It manages the government’s foreign relations, trade policies, and the authorisation of Passport applications.
Biometric technology is making its way into every aspect of daily life, from airport customs through to finger print scanners on smart phones. Biometrics is the measurement of biological features, for ID Photos, these measurements are of your facial positioning and structure.
You must provide two recent identical colour photographs of yourself with your completed passport application. As many passports are now electronic and utilise the “e-gate” at the airport, it’s essential that your photo can be read by these devices. By getting a biometric passport photo with compliance certificate, you’re in the best position to have a compatible photo for an e-passport.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have set standards for photographs to be included in machine-readable travel documents such as passports. These standards are loaded into the ID Station and each photo is checked against them. The ID Station allows you to produce a Compliance Certificate which signifies that your ID Photo meets the strict ICAO benchmarks.
ID station’s state of the art biometric engine automatically checks photos against ICAO, ISO and local regulation. It spots prohibited criteria such as shadows, hair over eyes, sunglasses, hotspots and many more. ID station prints an ICAO certificate showing all test results, a huge added value to your ID photo service.