An official document issued by the government that attests to a person's identity and nationality is a passport. In order to lawfully cross international boundaries, passports are required for travel abroad. An apparatus for scanning and processing passport data is called a passport reader. Airports, immigration offices, border control stations, and other security and identity verification settings frequently use these devices. At different international entry and exit ports, passport readers help to correct traveler processing, increase efficiency, and increase security. They are an essential part of today's security and transport infrastructure because of their function in defending national interests and encouraging secure and orderly cross-border movements.
It is anticipated that the market for passport readers will grow somewhat over the next several years on a global scale. It is expected that the passport reader market will reach a worth of US$ 310.17 million globally by 2028, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5% between 2022 and 2028. The world's growing immigrant population, the acceptance of e-passports, and the number of people traveling abroad by air are the main causes of this development.
The Indian standard IS 13252(Part 1):2010 mandates that passport readers be a part of the BIS Compulsory Registration Scheme.
It is not possible to import, export, or sell them in the Indian market without first registering them with the BIS as passport readers. This certification promotes consumer protection and complies with Indian regulations by guaranteeing that these products satisfy the necessary quality and safety criteria.
The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) in India is responsible for awarding BIS Registration. 2012 saw the launch of the Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). Testing, assessment, and adherence to technical specifications are all part of the BIS CRS registration procedure, which aims to guarantee the quality and safety of electronic goods meant for Indian customers.
Here is a list of essential documents necessary for BIS CRS Registration