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WorldReach Remote Identity and Document Verification Services on G-Cloud 12

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September 29, 2020

(Ottawa, ON) WorldReach’s identity verification services will continue to be available to United Kingdom government departments through the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) G-Cloud 12 framework. Having been included on G-Cloud and our services available on the UK’s Digital Marketplace since its inception, we are pleased to once again qualify as an official Cloud Software supplier for another term.

WorldReach’s IdentityReach™, PassportReach™ and VisaReach™ product suites, built atop WorldReach’s Know Your Traveller™ (KYT™) platform, are now available to UK government customers through this framework. KYT™ is more than just a platform, it’s a complete secure identity and document verification system with applications suited for secure ID document issuance, immigration and border management programmes, or citizen service digital on-boarding. 

In September 2018, WorldReach signed a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the use of its smartphone based digital ID Verification (IDV) and enrolment capability. This became the world’s most successful remote identity verification immigration programme, the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS).

G-Cloud 12 services, including WorldReach’s IDV solutions, are live on the Digital Marketplace from 28 September 2020.

To find out more about this highly successful Cloud-based procurement framework, visit the Digital Marketplace. https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk/

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software uses innovative processes and technology to verify you are who you say you are to enable digital services delivery, through its systems for:

• government travel services (borders, immigration, passport, consular) and digital citizen services;
• safe and seamless traveller journey with the travel sector;
• highly trusted digital Identity verification and corroboration.

About G-Cloud

Created in 2014 by CCS and the Government Digital service, the G-Cloud framework aims to simplify government procurement and strives towards greater transparency. The framework is accessible through the Digital Marketplace. Each version of the framework provides suppliers with the opportunity to update or add services and/or details regarding pricing and functionality.

Press contact

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software,  +1 (613) 697-6997

iProov and WorldReach team up to provide contactless travel entry for Eurostar as part of railway innovation initiative

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June 17, 2020, iProov

iProov is pleased to announce that our technology will be deployed to improve the speed and safety of train travel. 

Rail passengers using Eurostar services will be the first to take advantage of a facial biometric corridor to enable contactless journeys. The walk-through system will allow customers to complete ticket checks and border exit processes at St Pancras International station without needing to come into contact with people or hardware. 

The concept, already trialled in airports to increase speed and safety and manage immigration, is now being brought to train travel as part of the First of a Kind (FOAK) competition run by Innovate UK and funded by the Department for Transport. The initiative supports research, development and innovation in the UK rail industry. 

Andrew Bud, Founder and CEO, iProov, said; “This is a world first. iProov is enabling train passengers to choose to travel without tickets or documentation in a way that is safe and secure.

“What started off as a project to reduce travel congestion and keep passengers moving is now going to help keep people safe in a pandemic world through social distancing and contactless interaction.

“It’s yet another example of how opt-in facial verification is making life easier and safer for people around the world.”

Passengers planning to travel on Eurostar services would be offered an accelerated pre-boarding option. Prior to travelling, they would use the Eurostar app to scan their identity documentation before iProoving themselves. The iProov facial biometric check uses patented controlled illumination to authenticate the identity of the user against the ID document. 

The iProov solution is unique in assuring the Genuine Presence of the passenger. As well as checking that the user is the right person, matching the identity portrayed in the passport, the illumination process checks that the user is a real person, rather than a photo, video, or mask, and, uniquely, that the user is authenticating right now. This protects against large-scale criminal attacks using deepfakes.  

The passenger would then receive a message confirming that their identity document had been secured and a ticket or passport would not need to be shown again until they reached their destination. On arrival at St Pancras International, the passenger would enter the contactless travel corridor and proceed in distanced fashion before boarding the train. 

A kiosk solution at the station would allow passengers without access to smartphones to complete the same process.

The iProov solution will be developed in close partnership with Eurostar, the UK’s only operator of high-speed rail services, and with Canadian travel and immigration solution specialists WorldReach Software. It is planned to be in live operation by March 2021.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “I am delighted to announce the winners of this year’s First of a Kind competition, which will support better, more environmentally friendly journeys. Crucially, these pioneering projects will also ensure that passengers have a more efficient, reliable and responsive railway, making their journeys simpler and easier.”

Ian Campbell, Executive Chair of Innovate UK, said: “These high quality projects illustrate the appetite of UK organisations to develop new and exciting innovations for rail transport that improve customers’ user experience, that optimise railway efficiency, and are environmentally sustainable.”

Gareth Williams, Strategy Director and Company Secretary at Eurostar, said: “We are very pleased to be working with iProov on this important innovation. We’re convinced it will enhance our passenger experience and offer a live illustration of how innovation can benefit the high speed rail and international transport industries.” 

iProov has been enabling global banks and other regulated organisations to meet Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations for several years, before extending into biometric traveller verification for the Department of Homeland Security in the US.

To keep up to date on future announcements from iProov, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn, or visit www.iproov.com for more information.

For more information on the WorldReach Software product suite supporting this project, please visit: IdentityReach

HAS THE UK JUST QUIETLY SEEN ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL GOVERNMENT IT PROJECTS EVER?

Not everyone thought the Home Office’s app for settling an EU citizen’s immigration status post-Brexit would work. A year on, it seems like, for once, the sceptics got this one completely wrong

Posted 26 May 2020 by Gary Flood


While we’ve all been a bit busy with… you know what, a major UK Identity milestone was achieved that all of us in the Digital Identity ecosystem should have been very impressed with:

That no less than 3.5 million successful applications for a highly time-sensitive Government service were made using digital ID software on a smartphone – and that makes the project in question the world’s largest, most successful digital on-boarding immigration programme using remote identity verification with ePassport chip reading and liveness detection.

WorldReach EUSS Press Release Image

We’re referring to the Home Office EUSS (EU Settlement Scheme), which was set up to support the application process of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals living in the UK to apply for a UK immigration status as part of our leaving the European Union. As Minister for Future Borders and Immigration Kevin Foster states, “The [EU Settlement] scheme is the biggest of its kind in British history,” and the 3.5 million figure was reached with over a year still to go until the 30 June 2021 deadline.

Though not without some critics, the system was famously designed to be something that could be done quickly and securely by the user on their phones, an “EU Exit: ID Document Check” app, on Android or iOS smartphone, that was promised to assist applicants in promptly and securely confirming their identity without the need to submit documents to the Home Office by mail or in person. 

The service supports multiple eIDs including ePassports, UK biometric residence cards and EU citizen eID cards, all using ICAO standards. And given that according to March 2020 Home Office data on the project (EU Settlement Scheme Statistics March 2020), it looks like that core design principle of easy digital functionality and access has been proven right.

In fact, there’s lots of genuinely impressive benchmarking going on here, and whatever your personal opinions about either the Home Office or Brexit, anyone interested in battle-testing the promise of ID at scale has to stop and listen. For a start, the project was up and running very quickly: after only a three-month beta phase, the app was live on GOV.UK at the end of March last year and included three optional paths for EEA nationals:

  • To prove their Identity in applying for status via post
  • By visiting a local service provider
  • A completely digital route. 

What’s really interesting (and encouraging) is that the vast majority chose digital. And given that the total target group is believed to be about 3.5 million, getting that near completion, mainly electronically, and with such a high success rate… is pretty good.

No wonder Westminster’s pleased with this one; after all, it’s almost unprecedented… a successful HMG IT project! “Our use of world-class technology means that people can apply from the comfort of their home in as little as 15 minutes,” the Security Minister Brandon Lewis wrote in The Times in January. Lewis, noting how the app is successfully using facial recognition and smartphone technology to make the process as easy for as many people as possible, also pointed out that at the back end his Department is ensuring “a secure digital status which cannot be lost, damaged or tampered with [as EUSS] future-proofs [your] immigration status”.

Quite rightly, his public acknowledgement of the achievement of this national ID-based system also notes that EUSS’s level of innovation is “unheard of in immigration systems around the world” and should definitely be something “we are extremely proud of”.

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  • A high percentage completed their application in under 10 minutes, with a high level of Identity assurance
  • This was the first iOS app in production to read ICAO MRTD compliant chips via Near Field Communication (NFC) at large scale on iPhone 7 and above
  • Users employed no less than 2,300 different makes and models of Android and iOS devices to complete the identity verification process.
  • Peaks of 25,000-30,000 applications per day were seen without crashes
  • System Availability since the start of live production is 99.97%—exceeding SLA commitments agreed with the supplier
  • 79% of applicants indicated that proving their identity through the app was either “very easy” or “fairly easy”
  • The app receives an average 4.1 star satisfaction rating on Google Play Store.

By the way, we are often given the example of successful ID programmes in the Nordics that didn’t go down the government-issued (eg GOV.UK Verify) route, but instead piggy-backed off the financial/banking route. And EUSS more than holds its own against this benchmark, comparing very well with the remote digital on-boarding rate achieved in the banking sector. Other great proof points here include the fact that:

It’s more than time to ask the ID company that’s behind all this to step forward and take a bow. That is, of course, Canadian ID leader WorldReach Software, which is all about powering-up highly trusted digital public services for immigration, passport, border management, consular and citizen services organisations (and whose customers include Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland and a bunch of both British Overseas Territories (Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, the Virgin Islands, St. Helena) as well as key UK Crown Dependencies (Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey) & Gibraltar).

WorldReach Software was selected in October 2017, along with its partners InnoValor and iProov, to support the Identity & Document Verification (IDV) components of the EUSS through the development, integration and testing phases. This remote IDV digital service is based on WorldReach’s Know Your Traveller platform, and in September 2018, the company was awarded a multi-year contract with the Home Office for the operation and management of the digital verification capability supporting EUSS.

In technical terms, IdentityReach reads the ePassport chip’s security features to authenticate the legitimacy of the document. Facial matching is achieved by comparing the secure reference image from the ePassport chip to a live selfie captured by smartphone camera. Genuine presence technology is applied to mitigate attempts at identity fraud.

Commenting on this landmark engagement for his company, for WorldReach’s President, Gordon Wilson, “The use of remote ID Verification at a high trust level by the UK for EUSS provides a clear proof statement that the public is ready to accept a digital route for on-boarding—and that they are quite capable of using their own smartphone and ePassport or eCitizen ID to conduct said digital on-boarding.  

“The milestone of well over 3 million successful EUSS applications, mostly achieved digitally, also demonstrates that delivery of other government or customer services digitally requiring high levels of Identity Assurance is preferred by the majority—plus, that the technology is capable of delivering.

“This is highly reassuring even before lockdown, which has made the reliable and scalable delivery of public service innovation a paramount concern for policy-makers.”

To find out more about WorldReach, go here

To find out more about the EUSS, go here

To find original article from Think Digital Partners, go here

WorldReach: World’s Most Successful Remote Identity Verification Immigration Programme

OTTAWA, CANADA – May 7, 2020 – According to the Home Office EU Settlement Scheme Statistics March 2020, more than 3.1 million applications were successfully concluded, with the vast majority using the digital route. This marks the world’s largest, most successful digital on-boarding immigration programme using remote identity verification with ePassport chip reading and liveness detection.

To support the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) was established by the Home Office to allow EEA nationals living in the UK to apply for a UK immigration status. Applicants need only to complete three key steps – prove their identity, show that they live in the UK, and declare any criminal convictions. As the Home Office wanted to make the application process as easy as possible for the estimated 3.5 million EEA nationals who would need to apply, they sought out new innovative and effective capabilities to include in an optional end-to-end digital application channel.

Built on WorldReach’s Know Your Traveller™ platform, this innovative service is powered by IdentityReach™, which reads the ePassport chip’s security features to authenticate the legitimacy of the document. Facial matching is achieved by comparing the secure reference image from the ePassport chip to a live selfie captured by smartphone camera. Genuine presence technology is applied to mitigate attempts at identity fraud. This service supports multiple eIDs including ePassports, UK biometric residence cards and EU citizen eID cards, all using ICAO standards.

The full public launch, following a three-month beta phase, commenced on March 30, 2019 and included three optional paths for EEA nationals to prove their identity in applying for status: mail-in; visit a local service provider; or a completely digital route. The vast majority chose the digital channel and completed the process successfully, including during COVID-19 closures.

This compares very favourably with the remote digital on-boarding rate achieved in the banking sector. According to Asia Bank Research, participants in their Excellence 2019 programme reported a dropout rate for on-boarding via digital channels as high as 80%. In a SIGNICAT report, the number one reason why banking customers abandoned an application was that “it took too long to complete”.

Significant statistics

  • More than 3.1 million applications have successfully concluded.
  • A high percentage completed their application in under 10 minutes, with a high level of identity assurance.
  • This was the first iOS app in production to read ICAO MRTD compliant chips via Near Field Communication (NFC) at large scale on iPhone 7 and above.
  • Over 2,300 different makes and models of Android and iOS devices have been used to complete the identity verification process.
  • IdentityReach service is scalable, with peaks of 25,000-30,000 applications per day as realized by the EUSS.
  • IDV System Availability since the start of live production is 99.97%, exceeding SLA commitments.
  • 2019 EUSS feedback survey results: 79% of applicants indicated that proving their identity through the app was either “very easy” or “fairly easy”. A further 7% found it neither difficult nor easy.
  • The app receives an average 4.1 star satisfaction rating on Google Play Store.  

“There has never been a more crucial time for highly trusted, proven-in-use remote identity verification services given the Covid-19 situation, especially for government digital on-boarding and essential services delivery,” said Gordon Wilson, WorldReach CEO. “The EUSS is a very successful, scalable proof-point of what’s possible and achievable with the right end-to-end processes, technology and collaborative team.”

The innovative nature of WorldReach’s application of remote identity verification to immigration challenges has been recognized by the Home Office. (Jan 23 2020 HO News Team)  

A more detailed EUSS case study can be found here.

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software enables highly trusted digital services through its systems for government immigration, passport, border management, consular and citizen services organizations. We use innovative processes and best of breed technology to verify you are who you say you are.

Government customers include Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, British Overseas Territories (Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, the Virgin Islands, St. Helena), and UK Crown Dependencies (Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey) & Gibraltar.

Press contact

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software,  +1 (613) 697-6997

WorldReach at connect:ID in Washington DC

March 5, 2020

WorldReach is proud to be exhibiting at connect:ID, March 11-12, 2020 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Connect:ID is a world class identity conference and exhibition, showcasing the potential of trusted identity solutions, and highlighting how disruptive technology and policy decisions are driving much needed change.

WorldReach will be located at Booth #200, showcasing IdentityReach, our remote identity and document verification (IDV) solution. IdentityReach, is the core of the digital channel for the UK Home Office’s EU Settlement Scheme. Our IDV solution reads the ePassport chip to authenticate the legitimacy of the document. Facial matching is achieved by comparing the secure reference image from the ePassport chip to a live selfie captured by smartphone camera, and genuine presence (also known as liveness detection) is applied to mitigate attempts at identity fraud.

If you are attending the conference and interested in setting up a meeting with Jon Payne, Global Partnerships Executive Director, Shelley Bryen, Director of Marketing or Steven Grant, Director of Business Development, please contact us directly.

For more information about this event: https://www.terrapinn.com/exhibition/connect-id

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software enables highly trusted digital services through its systems for government immigration, passport, border management, consular and citizen services organizations. WorldReach supplies remote identity verification and on-boarding services, secure eID/travel document issuance and consular software, including the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes.

In September 2018, WorldReach signed a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the use of its smartphone based digital ID Verification (IDV) and enrolment capability. The KYT platform is the front end IDV app supporting the EU Settlement Scheme. WorldReach is a member of the Biometrics Institute, the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA), a Global Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) focusing on the Seamless Traveller Journey, and a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) contributing to the IATA OneID initiative. Government customers include Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, British Overseas Territories (Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, the Virgin Islands), and UK Crown Dependencies (Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey) & Gibraltar.

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software, , +1 (613) 742-6482

WorldReach at Think Digital Identity for Government 2020

February 12, 2020

On Thursday, February 13th, WorldReach Software will be exhibiting at THINK Digital Identity for Government 2020. The conference, located at One Great George Street, London, United Kingdom, will focus on various aspects from the strategy,  ethos and the ethics around digital identity to the actual delivery and real life examples of Identity programmes across the public sector. Identity leaders across government and the private sector from both the UK and overseas will be participating, sharing their experiences and insight in an ever developing sector.

WorldReach will be showcasing IdentityReach, our identity and document verification solution. IdentityReach, the core of the EU Settlement Scheme App, reads the ePassport chip’s security features to authenticate the legitimacy of the document. Facial matching is achieved by comparing the secure reference image from the ePassport chip to a live selfie captured by smartphone camera, and genuine presence (also known as liveness detection) is applied to mitigate attempts at identity fraud.

If you are attending and interested in setting up a meeting at this event with Shelley Bryen, Director of Marketing, Jon Payne, Director, U.K., or Carl Gohringer, WorldReach Senior Consultant, please contact us directly.

For more information about this event: https://www.thinkdigitalidentityforgovernment.com/

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, visa, passport, border management, and consular organisations. We supply secure eID/Travel Document issuance and remote identity verification services, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes.

In September 2018, WorldReach signed a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the use of its smartphone based digital ID Verification (IDV) and enrolment capability. The KYT platform is the front end IDV app supporting the EU Settlement Scheme. WorldReach is a member of the Biometrics Institute, the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA), a Global Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) focusing on the Seamless Traveller Journey, and a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) contributing to the IATA OneID initiative. Government customers include Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and UK Crown Dependencies & Gibraltar. www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software, , +1 (613) 742-6482

Security Minister: We’re going the extra mile for EU citizens here

HO News Team, 23 January 2020

Brandon Lewis, Security Minister, UK Government
Brandon Lewis, Security Minister

Last week, the Security Minister wrote in The Times Red Box  on the certainty we’re providing to EU citizens through the EU Settlement Scheme.

He wrote:

Three years and two general elections after the British people voted to leave the EU, we are finally getting Brexit done.

It will be a time of change for everyone, including the millions of EU citizens who live among us and the million UK nationals who live in the EU.

I want to reassure the EU citizens here – whether they’re a French architect in Manchester, Italian nurse in London or Polish chef in Glasgow – that we hugely value the contribution they make. That’s why our priority from the beginning has been to safeguard their rights through the EU Settlement Scheme, one of the biggest of its kind in the world.

We have had over 2.8 million applications in less than a year since it fully launched to the public, as I explained when taking the citizens’ rights clauses of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill through the Commons last Tuesday.

But a new system understandably raises questions. Why is it digital? What help is available? How about the marginalised and vulnerable?

Firstly, our scheme is free to apply and there are just three key steps: prove your identity, show us you live here and tell us about any criminal convictions. It’s rather like renewing a passport or driving licence.

Our use of world-class technology means that people can apply from the comfort of their home in as little as 15 minutes. We built the dedicated app from scratch and it has scanned the chip in more than two million passports already. It uses facial recognition and smartphone technology to make the process as easy for as many people as possible.

Secondly, we are granting a secure digital status which cannot be lost, damaged or tampered with.

It future-proofs the person’s immigration status and is linked to their passport or identity card to make travelling through the UK border easy when free movement ends. This level of innovation is unheard of in immigration systems around the world and something that we are extremely proud of.

Thirdly, we have also put in place a wide range of support to help people. There are 1,500 staff at the home office working hard to help people apply and a dedicated helpline is open seven days a week. They do great work and regularly take the time to talk people through their application step-by-step.

And we are funding over 50 charities up and down the country who have already helped hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people so they don’t get left behind.

The EU Settlement Scheme goes above and beyond the deal we agreed with the EU on citizens’ rights. We’re providing certainty to millions across the country so they can evidence their rights in decades to come.

This is far more than what other EU countries have done for UK nationals abroad. It’s now time for EU countries to step up to the plate and make the same generous offer to the million UK nationals who live among them.

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WorldReach Offers SaaS Solutions in UK G-Cloud 11

July 2, 2019

(Ottawa, ON) WorldReach’s Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions will continue to be available to United Kingdom government departments through the G-Cloud 11 framework. WorldReach is pleased to qualify as an official supplier once more.

Created in 2014 by Crown Commercial Service and Government Digital service, this framework aims to simplify government procurement and strives towards greater transparency. The framework is accessible through the Digital Marketplace. Each version of the framework provides suppliers with the opportunity to update or add services and/or details regarding pricing and functionality.

Since its inception in 2012, G-Cloud has generated sales of over £4.57bn with 45% awarded to SMEs (as of the end of April 2019).

WorldReach’s PassportReach, VisaReach, and IdentityReach product suites will be offered to UK government customers through the G-Cloud 11 framework.

G-Cloud 11 services are available on the Digital Marketplace from 2 July 2019.

To find out more about G-Cloud, visit the Digital Marketplace. https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk/

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, border management and consular organisations. WorldReach supplies secure eID/Travel Document issuance, remote identity verification services and consular software, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes. Customers include governments from Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Ireland, Denmark, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, the British Virgin Islands, UK Crown Dependencies (Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey), and Gibraltar.

Press contact

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software, , (613) 742-6482

WorldReach to add iOS NFC Functionality to Mobile Solutions

June 10th, 2019

WorldReach welcomes the recent iOS 13 NFC announcement from Apple and is committed to have compatible versions of our products ready when iOS 13 is launched (expected by Q4 2019). IdentityReach and VisaReach will be able to read and validate passport/identification chips with both Apple/iOS 13 and Android smartphones, which covers almost all smartphone users.

Apple’s new iOS 13 operating system, currently in beta, features enhanced access to functionality for Near Field Communication (NFC). NFC permits devices in close proximity to share information wirelessly. Opening up the NFC to 3rd party developers allows new iOS compatibility to formerly “Android-only” applications. Now, through supported devices, iOS apps are able to use NFC technology to read information from electronic tags associated with tangible objects (e.g. ePassports, chipped eIDs, etc.).

WorldReach’s identity verification products are in production use on Android smartphones for the NFC reading and authentication of passports and other identification documents in a large-scale UK government program.

IdentityReach is WorldReach’s remote identity verification service. Users can scan their ePassports to verify their ID and association to ID remotely through a mobile application. IdentityReach includes a liveness and biometric check, identity document authentication, as well as guidance throughout the verification process.

WorldReach’s VisaReach solution includes the technical and process advantages of IdentityReach, designed specifically for ETA/ESTA/ETIAS or eVisa programs. ETAs and eVisas can be processed by the service, affording applicants a straight-forward, secure way of applying, paying for, and receiving an immigration permission from a relevant immigration authority. VisaReach is a cost-effective and more secure alternative to Visa-On-Arrival (VOA).

For more information, consult: https://developer.apple.com/documentation/corenfc

About WorldReach Software:

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller facilitation, safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, passport issuance, border management and consular organizations. WorldReach supplies secure eID/Travel Document issuance systems, remote identity and document verification services, and consular software. Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) is a highly secure and user-friendly innovative identity verification platform for: Electronic Travel Authorization; eVisa; Visa; Registered Traveller Programs; online passport renewal; seamless traveller facilitation programs and digital services delivery.  VisaReach™, Secure ETA™ and IdentityReach™ can remotely verify that the traveller is who they say they are by combining smartphone reading and comparing the traveller’s ePassport secured facial image with a live selfie, including ePassport validations and liveness detection to help prevent fraud. 

WorldReach staff are intimately familiar with the international technical standards for secure travel documents, based on ICAO Document 9303 and are active participants in working groups for seamless borders, identity verification, identity documents and biometrics. Our systems for passport issuance put these standards to practice. We apply this experience and relationships with epassport issuance authorities to our identity verification services.

Government customers include Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and UK Crown Dependencies & Gibraltar.

www.worldreach.com

Press Contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software, +1 613 742-6482

WorldReach at THINK Digital Identity for Government 2019

May 24 2019

On Friday, June 7th, WorldReach Software will be exhibiting at THINK Digital Identity for Government. The conference, located at One Great George Street, London, United Kingdom, will be examining the industry projections established during their May 2018 forum. Of particular interest to this follow-up event is the digital identity within public services in the UK from a policy, practice and delivery standpoint. Moreover, the June 2019 conference will also feature examples of live identity projects currently being used in the public sector, while presenting a variety of ideas, approaches and experiences from international sources. The event will also provide an update on the UKVerify transition to the private sector, examine Identity after Brexit and future ID opportunities for 2019.

WorldReach will be showcasing IdentityReach, our identity and document verification solution at stand #9. IdentityReach utilizes smartphone reading and validation of electronic machine-readable travel documents (ePassports or eIDs), combined with ability to remotely access the trusted biometrics for comparison with a live, current facial biometric.

If you are attending and interested in setting up a meeting at this event with Shelley Bryen, Director of Marketing, Jon Payne, Director, U.K., or Carl Gohringer, WorldReach Senior Consultant, please contact us directly.

For more information about this event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/think-digital-identity-for-government-2019-tickets-53443171966; http://www.thinkdigitalidentityforgovernment.com/

 

About WorldReach Software

WorldReach Software helps ensure traveller safety and security worldwide through its systems for government immigration, visa, passport, border management, and consular organisations. We supply secure eID/Travel Document issuance and remote identity verification services, including best practices and the Know Your Traveller™ (KYT) innovative platform/processes.

In September 2018, WorldReach signed a multi-year contract with the UK Home Office for the use of its smartphone based digital ID Verification (IDV) and enrolment capability. The KYT platform is the front end IDV app supporting the EU Exit Settlement Scheme. WorldReach is a member of the Biometrics Institute, the International Border Management & Technologies Association (IBMATA), a Global Member of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) focusing on the Seamless Traveller Journey, and a Strategic Partner of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) contributing to the IATA OneID initiative. Government customers include Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Ireland, Anguilla, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands, the British Virgin Islands, and UK Crown Dependencies & Gibraltar. www.worldreach.com

Press contact:

Shelley Bryen, WorldReach Software, , +1 (613) 742-6482