First ABC eGates in Bangladesh now in use at Hazrat Shahjalal

12 eGates at departures and 3 at arrivals

Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Bangladesh is now using automated border control ABC eGates, the first in the country.

Bangladesh’s largest airport is using 12 ABC eGates at the departure terminal and three eGates at the arrival terminal.

The country is modernising its passport infrastructure and the ABC eGates are an important part of that process.

These Gates are the first in a plan to install 28 eGates at Dhaka airport and a further 22 eGates at the two other international airports in Bangladesh. Two more will be at land borders in the country.

The ABC eGates use facial recognition. As this biometric process is touchless, it decreases the amount of human interaction while ensuring high security during the verification of documents.

The two other international airports are:

  • Shah Amanat International Airport in Chattogram (CGP)
  • Osmani International Airport in Sylhet (ZYL)

How it works

The passenger places the passport below the eGate screen on the reader.

After the passenger steps into the eGate, their face is scanned to verify if this biometric information matches the image stored in the chip of the electronic document.


German company Veridos, a provider of integrated identity solutions, provides the eGates as well as the whole value chain for ePassports.

Veridos supplies the ABC eGates for Luxemburg and Morocco.

Andreas Räschmeier, Veridos CEO:

“In addition to a high-tech ePassport production infrastructure, we are honored to support Bangladesh with our automated border control expertise.

“The unique design, the high-quality material and the established underlying system make our eGates the most modern border control solution on the market. The ability to verify identities within just 14 seconds via eGates will soon lead to a welcome reduction in waiting times.”

About Veridos

Veridos is a German company that produces physical and digital identity documents and supports implementing sophisticated new technologies.

Veridos is a joint venture between Giesecke+Devrient – an international leader in
secure technologies, banknote printing, and cash lifecycle systems, and Bundesdruckerei – the German state printing service.

The company is based in Berlin with major offices is Munich, Dubai and Naucalpan de Juárez (just north of Mexico City).

N.B. Image credit: Veridos

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Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (DAC)