ICAO Guide for Assessing Security of Handling and Issuance of Travel Documents

As ICAO-compliant MRTDs have become increasingly secure and difficult to forge, the criminal focus has been shifting to manipulating Evidence of Identity or exploiting weaknesses in the travel document issuance process. Recognising the newly-emerging challenges, the ICAO MRTD Implementation and Capacity Building Working Group (ICBWG) developed the Guide for Assessing Security of Handling and Issuance of Travel Documents, which can be used for both self-assessments and independent assessments by an external expert, depending on the needs of the travel document issuing agency.

Should you have any further questions or would like to share your experiences of using the Guide in practice, please write to the MRTD ICBWG at icbwg@icao.int

The Guide is free and currently available in English, French and Spanish. Please download a copy using the links below.

English
Executive Overview
Part 1: Best Practices
Part 2: Assessment Guide

French
Résumé
Partie 1: Pratiques exemplaires
Partie 2: Guide d'évaluation

Spanish
Resumen ejecutivo
Parte 1: Buenas prácticas
Parte 2: Guía para la evaluación