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SICPA is a leading global provider of secured authentication, identification and traceability solutions and services. Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, SICPA is a long-trusted advisor to governments, central banks, high-security printers, and industries. With high-technology security inks at the core of its expertise, the company protects the majority of the world’s banknotes, security and value documents from the threats of counterfeiting and fraud. Building its strength on banknote security and document security, SICPA extends its expertise to include identification and verification systems designed for an integrated approach to identity protection and border control.
In a fast changing world, SICPA combines the material and the digital to respond to the growing needs for unfailing security and efficiency of border control authorities, airport officials and governments in all situations and contexts. Not all borders are created equal and most of the accrued security is still limited to automated airport-centric border processes. There is an urgent need to improve today’s field processes at land border crossings such as more robust ID verification modalities in both online and offline modes while focusing on visas and visit stamping. Furthermore, the rise of terrorist threats and concerns over irregular immigration have become central issues of border control authorities internationally who are now aware that reliable monitoring of overstayers and irregular migrants is essential for informed decision-making and policy development.
SICPA’s unique, stand-alone, robust ID-verification and authentication solution is designed for visitor stamps and visas in all border crossing modalities. The primary aim of SICPA’s EXTENS® is to provide a stand-alone secure system for logging, retrieving and comparing data pertinent to visas and stamping of MRTDs activated prior and during border crossings.
Operating on five continents, SICPA is a global company providing technologies and services to many nations worldwide. Our aim is that in our everyday lives, people like you and me can take quality, legality and authenticity for granted. Enabling trust is our business so that you can get on with yours.