Request For Information

New Technologies Working Group (NTWG)


The ICAO New Technologies Working Group (NTWG) develops strategy, policy, specifications, and guidance material in relation to the manufacture, security, testing, issuance, deployment, and globally interoperable use of Machine-Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs) and the sharing or exchange of traveller information 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 ICAO Secretariat in ensuring that the specifications contained in ICAO Doc 9303 are current and relevant in a changing environment. In addition, it provides support to the ICAO Public Key Directory (PKD) Board.


The Group also provides services such as:


  • communications and outreach support to the ICAO Secretariat through a communications sub-group of 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 ICAO Secretariat in responding to questions from ICAO member States;
  • promotes specifications, standards and ICAO mandates and initiatives;
  • develops material and identifies 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 2024 Request For Information (RFI), is open to entities interested in providing information on:
  1. strengthening electronic machine-readable travel documents (eMRTD),
  2. leveraging existing eMRTD technologies, and
  3. future forms of eMRTDs and associated systems.


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 2024 Request for Information

2.ICAO NTWG RFI 2024 Instruction for Preparation of Summary Paper

3.ICAO NTWG RFI 2024 Summary Paper


Responses can be submitted from 24 March 2024 until UTC 00:00:00 UTC, 31 May 2024.


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