For your security

By using stolen travel documents, criminals are able to conceal their identities, move between borders and access key services in their attempt to carry out illegal activities and escape justice. Therefore enhanced measures to detect the illegal use of stolen travel documents are critical in global crime prevention.

I-Checkit helps detect criminals who use travel documents that have been reported as lost or stolen in order to access commercial services, such as booking an airline ticket, opening a bank account or registering at a hotel.

Working with the private sector

I-Checkit enables companies in the transport, banking and tourism industries to submit passport information for screening against INTERPOL’s database of stolen and lost travel documents.

A database match triggers an instant alert so the situation can be investigated. Notifications are sent to the INTERPOL General Secretariat, INTERPOL National Central Bureaus in the countries concerned, and other relevant national law enforcement entities.

In some cases, this highly secure screening process will alert security teams within companies to the fraudulent use of travel documents, without revealing any personal data.

I-Checkit implementation has begun in a small-scale testing phase, which will be followed by a controlled pilot phase involving an increasing number of private sector partners.

Boosting investigation capacities

With its real-time alert system, the I-Checkit screening solution will become an invaluable investigative and preventative tool.

I-Checkit will also give unprecedented insight into criminal activity that usually occurs beyond the reach of law enforcement bodies. This will enhance investigation capabilities on a global scale and even stop criminals before they carry out their activities.

Not only will this tool reduce the unlawful use of travel documents, but it will give the law enforcement community crucial information regarding other serious crimes that are hidden behind identity fraud.

06 November 2014

Qatar Airways joins INTERPOL’s pioneering I-Checkit initiative

05 November 2014

INTERPOL member countries endorse expansion of I-Checkit

03 November 2014

INTERPOL’s Turn Back Crime campaign takes off with AirAsia

27 September 2014

Moldova celebrates 20th anniversary as INTERPOL member country

25 September 2014

INTERPOL global role against foreign terrorist fighters recognized in UN Resolution

04 June 2014

Moldova Minister of Internal Affairs visits INTERPOL to strengthen law enforcement ties

01 June 2014

INTERPOL Chief visit to Mauritania aims to Turn Back Crime

20 May 2014

Airlines and governments share responsibility to stop stolen passports being used to board planes

13 May 2014

AirAsia becomes first airline to pilot INTERPOL I-Checkit system

25 April 2014

INTERPOL Chief meets Ban Ki-moon at UN, warns against security threat posed by misuse of travel documents

02 April 2014

Global police chiefs gather to build on foundations laid for a safer world

11 March 2014

INTERPOL Tehran identifies two Iranian nationals who used legal documents ahead of flight MH 370

24 February 2014

Preventing use of stolen passports by terrorists and criminals key to global security, says INTERPOL Chief

20 February 2014

Combating pharmaceutical crime requires strong collaboration, says INTERPOL Chief

12 November 2013

Lack of international passenger screening ‘a gaping hole’ in global security – INTERPOL Chief

24 April 2013

Empowering consumers essential to combat illicit trade and counterfeiting, says INTERPOL Chief

17 July 2012

INTERPOL Global Register unveiled at Google Ideas INFO summit