An innovative border management capability
Criminal groups and terrorists use stolen travel documents to conceal their identities and cross borders undetected. Given this threat, and faced with increasing volumes of international passengers, countries need to heighten their border control and identity management measures.
I-Checkit is a screening solution that complements and enhances national border security systems. It allows trusted partners in the private sector to conduct advanced passenger checks in real-time, in collaboration with the law enforcement community.
Given the ease with which terrorists, organized crime groups and travelling sex offenders are able to access regularized travel routes, there is a pressing need for further expansion of I-Checkit.
Working with trusted airlines and maritime partners
The I-Checkit screening solution was introduced in 2014 to bridge a gap in safety and security in the transportation industry. Following successful pilot phases which demonstrated the benefits of I-Checkit to law enforcement as well as trusted partners, the solution was endorsed by INTERPOL’s member countries as part of our global border management strategy for both the aviation and maritime sectors.
How the solution works
I-Checkit enables carriers to submit travel document information for screening against INTERPOL’s database of stolen and lost travel documents. The data screened does not include names of individuals.
A database match triggers an instant alert so the situation can be investigated. Notifications are sent to INTERPOL’s General Secretariat and to National Central Bureaus in the countries concerned, and other relevant national law enforcement entities. In some cases, the carrier’s security teams can also receive the notification so they can out a secondary check of the document in question at the boarding gate.
Developing I-Checkit for other industries
Research and development are ongoing in order to implement the I-Checkit solution within the financial sector.