E-passport solution for Tanzania makes travel simpler


HID Global’s complete electronic passport solution meets the highest security demands of border control while ensuring a smoother travel experience for the public.


With a population of over 55 million, the country of Tanzania shares borders with eight neighboring African states.


As part of a transformative e-immigration program, the government of Tanzania wanted to modernize its passports to improve the traveling experience for its citizens and to prevent the use of counterfeit passports. 


Tanzania’s government selected a complete electronic passport solution from HID Global.

The new e-passport makes travel easier for the country’s citizens, such as simply scanning their passports electronically at border control stations upon entry and exit. The e-passport conforms to all international standards as set out by the International Civil Aviation Organization, ensuring that its features can be used by Tanzanians as they travel around the world. 

A notable benefit is that an e-passport holder can be issued with an emergency passport on their smartphone if their passport is stolen or lost. This convenient solution is enabled using HID’s award-winning Seos technology for mobile citizen IDs, called HID goID.

The new Tanzania e-passport contains a contactless chip embedded in its polycarbonate data page, which is proven as tamper-proof.  

HID Global has established a lasting relationship with the government of Tanzania to ensure the highest levels of security for many years to come.