Request For Information

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. 


The ICAO NTWG 2019-2020 Request For Information (RFI), is open to entities interested in providing information on strengthening electronic machine-readable travel documents (eMRTD), leveraging existing eMRTD technologies and future forms of eMRTD's.


The following three links provide details and an explanation of what information is being requested and how to submit your response(s).


1. ICAO NTWG RFI 2019, 20 Request For Information.docx

2. ICAO NTWG RFI 2019, 20 Instruction For Preparation of Summary Paper.docx

3. ICAO NTWG RFI 2019, 20 Summary Paper.docx 


Responses can be submitted from 18 December 2019 until UTC 00:00:00 UTC, 27 February 2020.


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