The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Advisory Group on Machine Readable Travel Documents (TAG/MRTD) is responsible for the development of specifications for travel documents with the goal of global interoperability. In addition, the TAG/MRTD seeks to advise ICAO on technology issues related to the issuance and use of machine readable travel documents.
The TAG/MRTD, through its New Technologies Working Group (NTWG), issues an RFI every three years in order to keep abreast of new and improving technologies. Relevant information gathered during the RFI process is summarized and shared among the 191 ICAO Contracting States. ICAO also considers this information when international standards are developed.
Written responses to this RFI must be provided by 31 March 2014. For details, please click on the Instuctions/Documentation tab to view and download related instructions (PDF format).