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13th July 2009
Press Release – PASSE – the new Border Control System in Cape Verde comes into operation
Memorandum of Understanding on the New Technologies in Immigration and Border Control Management

On the 15th of July in Praia International Airport, Cape Verde, comes into operation the new System for Border Control: PASSE – Automatic and Safe Process of Entry and Exit.

The presentation ceremony of this new system takes place on July 14th in Praia with the presence of José Magalhães, Deputy Minister for Internal Administration.

The Immigration and Borders Department of the Cape Verde National Police in close cooperation with the Immigration and Borders Service of Portugal (SEF), in response to the technological evolution of documents, introduces the new border control system – PASSE - in the Praia International Airport.

This technological evolution that supports borders control will be extended in the upcoming months to all Cape Verde’s International airports and ports.

PASSE is, hence, implemented by Portugal in Cape Verde, under the aegis of the Memorandum of Understanding on the New Technologies in Immigration and Border Control Management signed by the Ministry of Internal Administration, through SEF, and Cape Verde Republic Ministry of Internal Administration, through the National Police.

Aside from controlling all kinds of passports, PASSE also comprises the new version of electronic passports which include reinforced access control and the storage of fingerprint and photograph of the holders, as biometric data. This system allows, among other features, the automatic visa control providing the validation of documents and entities and also crossing information with Interpol sources and the Cape Verde writs of prevention.




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