Insights & Resources


Focused on a Sustainable Future

The topic of sustainability is high on everyone’s agenda – ensuring that we all play our part in meeting the needs of today without compromising our ability to meet the needs to tomorrow. Portals is a responsible business and actively contributing towards a better future.

Working in Perfect Partnership

We all know what a partnership is – an arrangement between two or more parties in pursuit of a shared goal or activity to share its collective gains and losses and / or mutual benefits. But how many forms of partnership and ways of effective working are there?

The Foundations of a Passport

Passports enable us to travel anywhere in the world on holiday or for business. They give reassurance to the authorities in our home and destination countries that we are eligible to travel and our identity is genuine. more This report outlines the complex array of threats posed against the humble passport, and also some practical solutions to beat the fraudsters. less

The Fundamentals of a Trusted Identity

Using a birth certificate as the source document for which the issue of other identity documents, that give greater entitlements is based, places great demands on the security and integrity of the certificate. more This report explains how there is an accessible solution that could be implemented quickly and with minimal upfront investment. less

The Role of Furnish in a Secure Passport

When considering how to protect a passport, many issuing authorities will give significant thought to the choice of security features and the layering of these features, but sitting at the very foundation of a passport is the substrate itself. more This report examines how, as the fundamental cornerstone of the book, the paper and its furnish should also be given the same high consideration to ensure a passport’s strength and security. less


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Birth Certificates


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