Passport Reader Market Research Report – Forecast to 2030

Passport Reader Market Research Report Information By Technology (RFID, Barcode, OCR), By Type (Compact Full Page Reader, Self-Service Kiosk, Swipe Readers), By Application (Airport Security, Border Control), By Sector (Public, Private), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2030

ID: MRFR/ICT/4473-CR | 100 Pages | Author: Aarti Dhapte | May 2018         

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Passport Reader Market Overview

Passport Reader Market Size was valued at USD 0.4 billion in 2022. The Passport Reader market industry is projected to grow from USD 0.43 Billion in 2023 to USD 0.73 billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.13% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). The rapid expansion of the immigration procedure and increasing numbers of false and forged passport cases are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.

Passport Reader Market Overview

Source: Secondary and Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Passport Reader Market Trends

New development opportunities and the use of e-passports will boost passport readers' market growth

Verifying documents and passports is an important stage in the immigration process. For several reasons, including job opportunities, immigration rates are rising. The rate of immigration is predicted to double. That will lead to higher security device investment. The authentication of papers, in particular, will be a vital function. Numerous countries will raise their investments in the sector. This important aspect is expected to boost the widespread use of passport readers.

Actual passport verification might take some time. E-passport evaluation is accelerated and accurate by passport readers. E-passports are commonly used in many areas. The market for passport readers will change as these passports are used more often. The market for breakthroughs in digital document validation will grow quickly. The passport readers' market will grow even more as a result. Moreover, government security measures will increase the possibilities that are accessible.

The importance of passport authentication is rising. During the past ten years, there has been a significant increase in cases involving false passports. Forgery of a passport is a severe felony in several places. Several people use false passports to engage in unlawful activities. To stop passport fraud, many people utilize passport readers. Airports, hotels, border crossings, and immigration offices all use this Technology. National security may be threatened by passport fraud. These crimes have led to an increase in terrorism. All of these elements will increase the revenue from barcode passport readers. Revenue rates will soar due to the widespread use of barcode passport readers.

Further potential for growth will arise as e-passport usage rises. That will lead to increased market expansion for passport readers. Government programs to enhance security will also widen the scope. Innovation will come as a result of technological improvement. The market may benefit from high-end passport verification features. The market for barcode passport readers will profit from each of these growth prospects. Thus, driving the Passport Reader market revenue.

Passport Reader Market Segment Insights

Passport Reader Type Insights

Based on Technology, the Passport Reader market segmentation includes RFID, Barcode, and OCR. The RFID segment dominated the market, accounting for 35% of market revenue. RFID technology is used to read the information from an RFID tag placed in passports. RFID chips on passports and visas are now necessary due to the increased focus on improving security systems. The U.S. Department of State uses laser engraving and cutting-edge security measures to combat passport forgery and counterfeiting.

Passport Reader Type Insights

Based on type, the Passport Reader market segmentation includes Compact Full Page Reader, Self-Service Kiosks, and Swipe Readers. The Swipe Readers category generated the most income (70.4%). When a card is swiped through the scanner, the information is recorded on a magnetic strip that may be withdrawn. This offers quick and convenient passenger service at airport check-in desks. Throughout the forecast period, the segment's growth is anticipated to be fueled by the increasing installation of swipe readers for accurate data recording in banks, border control, the transportation sector, law enforcement organizations, hotels, and vehicle rental companies.

Passport Reader Application Insights

Based on Application, the Passport Reader industry has been segmented into Airport Security, Border Control. Airport Security held the largest segment share in 2022, owing to the rapid adoption of advanced Passport Reader surgery products and the availability of skilled medical staff. Strict security measures have been implemented at airports worldwide in response to the rising risks of people trafficking, border terrorism, smuggling, the drug trade, and other criminal activities. The market is growing due to the increased usage of airport passport readers to verify travelers' identities and spot fake passports. Also, investments in the creation of cutting-edge technologies and systems for boosting airport security, as well as the installation and use of security systems, are fueling the segment's expansion.

Passport Reader Sector Insights

The sector has bifurcated the Passport Reader market data into Public, Private. The Public segment dominated the market in 2022 and is projected to be the faster-growing segment during the forecast period, 2022-2030. The segment's expansion may be ascribed to the growing number of passport readers installed at immigration, airport check-in, and border control sites to verify the legitimacy of papers. The market is growing due to the installation of self-service kiosks at airport check-in areas to manage airline passenger flow and assist travelers in avoiding delays. The installation of a passport scanner in the public sector is in high demand because of the growing immigrant populations in nations like Germany, Mexico, and Australia.

Figure 1: Passport Reader Market, by Sector, 2022 & 2030 (USD billion)

Passport Reader Market, by Sector, 2022 & 2030

Source: Secondary and Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review

Passport Reader Regional Insights

By Region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Rest of the World. The North American Passport Reader market will dominate this market due to the rising number of airline passengers. The need for passport readers in the area is driven by the increasing usage of e-passports at hotels, airport terminals, immigration stations, and other locations. In 2022, the Region held a 29% worldwide market share. Due to growing government spending on airport infrastructure and the installation of passport scanners at various airports to ensure a smooth flow of travelers, the U.S. owned a significant portion of the North American market in 2022.

Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The U.S., Canada, German, France, the U.K., Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.



Asia Pacific Passport Reader market is expected to have the greatest CAGR throughout the projection period. Due to the existence of several manufacturers and the creation of cutting-edge products like self-service kiosks, combination readers, and other items, nations like China and India are anticipated to create large amounts of income over the next six years. Shenzhen HCC Technology Co., Ltd. and Sinosecu Technology Co., Ltd. are well-known producers in the APAC area. Furthermore, the Region's expansion is anticipated to be fueled by the increasing use of biometric passports and Australia's expanding airport infrastructure. Moreover, China’s Passport Reader market held the largest market share, and the Indian Passport Reader market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.

Governmental spending on airports will rise, bringing about new changes. Passport readers are increasingly being installed in airports around Europe. Passport readers are often utilized for convenient, cost-free verification procedures. Another area where large profits may be made in Europe is where major actors are present. Due to all of these causes, Europe Passport Reader market will dominate. Further, the German Passport Reader market held the largest market share, and the U.K. Passport Reader market was the fastest-growing market in the European Region.

Passport Reader Key Market Players & Competitive Insights

Leading market companies are investing significantly in R&D to broaden their product offerings, which will spur further expansion of the market for Passport Reader products. Important market developments include new product releases, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, greater investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Market participants also engage in several strategic actions to increase their worldwide presence. The Passport Reader industry must offer products at reasonable prices to grow and thrive in a more cutthroat and competitive environment.

One of the primary business strategies manufacturers employ in the worldwide market for the Passport Reader industry to benefit customers and expand the market sector is local manufacturing to reduce operating costs. Some of the biggest benefits to medicine in recent years have come from the Passport Reader industry. Major players in the Passport Reader market, Access Limited, Lintech Enterprises Limited, Regula Forensics Inc., Beijing Wintone Science Technology, Gemalto N.V., ARH INC, DESKO GmbH, IER Inc., and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.

Independent application developer and market innovator in TH-OCR character recognition and handwriting recognition, WINTONE provides business solutions. The introduction of a new passport reader with facial recognition technology for the e-gate application was announced by Bejing Wintone Science & Technology Co. Ltd. in October 2022. Any document that complies with ICAO 9303 can be recognized by it.

Hardware for automatic data transfer and document verification is created and developed by DESKO. DESKO provides products for a variety of sectors. • DESKO GmbH announced the release of a new PENTA Scanner 4X Cube in October 2022. Compared to the company's previous scanners, it is superior, quicker, and more effective, and they can scan all the required papers.

Key Companies in the Passport Reader market include

Passport Reader Industry Developments

March 2019:
Access-IS announced the pairing of its Aratek Marshall mobile identity and authentication system with its OCR310e OCR OEM engine. The new approach can recognize papers, including passports, by reading data from the MRZ.

Passport Reader Market Segmentation

Passport Reader Technology Outlook

  • RFID

  • Barcode

  • OCR

Passport Reader Type Outlook

  • Compact Full Page Reader

  • Self-Service Kiosk

  • Swipe Readers

Passport Reader Application Outlook

  • Airport Security

  • Border Control

Passport Reader Sector Outlook

  • Public

  • Private

Passport Reader Regional Outlook

  • North America

    • US

    • Canada

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 0.4 billion
Market Size 2023 USD 0.43 billion
Market Size 2030 USD 0.73 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 9.13% (2023-2030)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2019- 2021
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Technology, Type, Application, Sector and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, the U.K., Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled  Access Limited, Lintech Enterprises Limited, Regula Forensics Inc., Beijing Wintone Science Technology, Gemalto N.V., ARH INC, DESKO GmbH, IER Inc.
Key Market Opportunities A passport reader is an electronic gadget with RFID, optical scanners, and other electrical parts. Due to their extreme sensitivity, electronic components can be damaged by excessive voltage or interfere with the device's correct operation.
Key Market Dynamics The rapid expansion of the immigration procedure Increasing numbers of false and forged passport cases

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Passport Reader market size was valued at USD 0.4 Billion in 2022.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.13% during the forecast period, 2023-2030.

North America had the largest share of the market

The key players in the market are Access Limited, Lintech Enterprises Limited, Regula Forensics Inc., Beijing Wintone Science Technology, Gemalto N.V., ARH INC, DESKO GmbH, and IER Inc.

The Swipe readers category dominated the market in 2022.

The Public had the largest share of the Passport Reader market.

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