New Technologies Working Group (NTWG)

The NTWG develops strategy, policy, specifications and guidance material in relation to the manufacture, security, testing, issuance, deployment and globally interoperable use of MRTDs in both physical and electronic form and global data sharing/exchange for the purpose of holder identification, document validation and secure border control. The Group conducts ongoing research into technology suitable for deployment in MRTDs, issuance and border control environments, and information sharing initiatives and supports the Secretariat in ensuring ICAO Doc 9303 is current and relevant in a changing environment. In addition, it provides support to the ICAO PKD Board.


The Group also provides services such as:


  • communications and outreach support to the ICAO Secretariat through a communications sub-group the NTWG and assists in the development and maintenance of an effective MRTD related communications strategy;
  • prepares media oriented information material on topical issues;
  • provides or identifies sources of expert advice to assist the Secretariat in responding to questions from ICAO member States;
  • promotes specifications, standards and ICAO mandates and initiatives;
  • develops material and identifying speakers to support organised outreach and educational activity;
  • prepares and or identifies material for publication on the ICAO TRIP Platform; and
  • assists in the development and maintenance of relationships with organisations that have similar or compatible objectives.
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