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e-Visa (Electronic Visa)

e-Visa is an electronic version of the traditional visa and is issued without a physical label in the passport. e-Visa utilizes Biometric Data Capture and Verification including fingerprint data, facial recognition and iris tracking.

Globally travelling and trading has become prevalent thus making the need to move about from one country to another with ease and convenience more important now than ever. Pentacomp’s e-Visa solution provides exactly that. In simple terms, an electronic visa will replace the traditional visa and is issued without a physical label in the passport. Our solution facilitates traveling, while also significantly improving the security of visa-processing. It allows individuals to avail visa-processing services and take care of immigration from a single point of entry. They can access all the information required for their visa processing and create, submit and pay for their applications through our e-Visa system. Differing affects e-Visa will have on stakeholders include;

For travelers, e-Visa improves the overall travel experience by making certain processes significantly less time consuming, most notably by allowing them to avoid long queues at the consular office or embassy- allowing them to apply from anywhere through any device using a 24/7 portal. It also allows applicants to avoid the hassle of filling up paperwork by providing a paperless experience- which saves both time and the environment. The other revolutionary feature of e-Visa is the amount of security it adds to the entire procedure through the use of features such as; two-factor authentication, which protects all the applicants’ data and ensures a secured exchange of personal information.

For the immigration department, e-Visa reduces processing time and costs by increasing the efficiency of identity verification. This efficiency also has the potential to increase the number of tourists as the reduction in time and effort makes it easier to handle a higher influx of tourists. This also increases revenue of the tourism sector. While e-Visa provides security for applicants, it also protects the immigration department from illegal applicants involved in illicit activities such as identity theft and also illegal immigration.

For the vendors, this reduces the workload of staff at airports, embassies and consulates, thereby significantly reducing operational costs. The scalable system allows new technology and security to be implemented with ease. e-Visas also make the overall process for visa applications more centralized.


Features of e-Visa

Key features of e-Visa: QR Code, Microtext, Colour Imagery, Date Watermarks and 1D Barcode

The key features that allow e-Visa to function include;

  • QR Code: The e-Visa document contains a QR code that can be scanned to trace the original digital version of the e-Visa document.
  • Microtext: Various sections of the document containing microtext are recognized by the system as proof of authenticity.
  • Color Image: e-Visa holders are more easily identifiable and their facial features are more clearly distinguishable with the help of color images in the document.
  • Date Watermarks: Both the date of birth of the e-Visa holder and the date of expiration of the issued e-Visa are watermarked onto their photograph for easy viewing and verification.
  • 1D Barcode: A 1D barcode is inserted into the document just below the photograph of the e-Visa holder for further verification

Overview of the e-Visa system

Flow diagram showing an overview of the e-Visa system

How the e-Visa system works

  • Applicants must fulfill certain criteria to be eligible
  • Applicants must fill up the application and upload it
  • The document is reviewed by the system to ensure that all necessary sections have been filled
  • Applicant makes payment online and submits
  • Consulate sets date for applicants to enter biometric data
  • Application is reviewed by consulate
  • Visa is accepted/rejected
  • Applicant arrives in desired destination
  • Identity is verified by the system through biometrics

How the e-Visa system works

Biometric Data Capture and Verification

e-Visas utilise the biometric data of applicants including fingerprint data, facial recognition and iris tracking for enhanced security measures.

e-Visa utilizes Biometric Data Capture and Verification including fingerprint data, facial recognition and iris tracking

Benefits of e-Visa

The benefits of Pentacomp’s e-visa system are listed below:

  • Facilitates secure online payment. Supports different types of debit and credit cards as well as digital wallets.
  • Reduces paperwork for both the authority and applicants thereby making the process faster.
  • Reduces work for returning applicants as all data is saved and the applicant does not have to re-enter all the information.
  • Makes it convenient for applicants to notify authorities about changes in address, passport details, status etc.
  • Makes it easier for police to conduct security checks.
  • Makes it easy for authorities to be notified about one’s medical conditions (if needed).
  • Provides extensive reviewing and reporting mechanisms for the consulates.
  • Supports multiple languages, making our system accessible across the globe.
  • User friendly interface which allows for a fast rate of data entry.
  • Can be integrated with law enforcement modules which can scan through applicants to ensure they are not blacklisted or have any sort of criminal records. Staff can accept or reject requests accordingly.


Pentacomp’s e-Visa solution makes the overall process convenient for all parties involved, be it travelers, immigration departments or vendors. It enhances efficiency by making the process paper-free and re-usable, using state-of-the-art security measures to protect all stakeholders involved in the process.

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