Fighting terrorism and transnational crime through effective border management.
INTERPOL’s secure global police communications system, I-24/7, connects law enforcement officials in its member countries to each other and to INTERPOL’s criminal databases.
Those related to border security are hosted in the INTERPOL Travel and ID Document Reference Centre.
Border points are critical locations for preserving national security, therefore INTERPOL assists countries in allowing instant access of its databases by both first-line and second-line inspection officials at airports, sea ports and border crossings.
Technical solutions called MIND/FIND allow for interoperability with existing national border security infrastructure.
Operational databases available for first-line checks:
Stolen and Lost Travel Document database (SLTD)
Helps identify the illegal use of passports reported as lost, stolen, stolen in blank or revoked.
Records of known international criminals and missing persons.
Travel Documents Associated with Notices (TDAWN)
Helps to identify criminals subject to INTERPOL notices when checking their travel documents.
Stolen Motor Vehicles database (SMV)
Records of vehicles reported stolen around the world.
Stolen Vessels Database (SV)
Provides identification information on stolen vessels, to assist investigations.
Forensic databases available for second- and third-line checks:
Examples of genuine travel documents, to help identifying fakes.
Digital INTERPOL Alert Library – Document (Dial-Doc)
Countries share national alerts on recently detected forms of document counterfeiting.
Document Information System of Civil Status (DISCS)
Information on legitimate civil status documents.
Contains records of fingerprints and palm prints.
Read more about INTERPOL’s range of databases