ICAO 9303 PART 12
Machine Readable Travel Documents - Part 12: Public Key Infrastructure for MRTDs
|Publication Date:||1 January 2015|
The Seventh Edition of Doc 9303 represents a restructuring of the ICAO specifications for Machine Readable Travel Documents. Without incorporating substantial modifications to the specifications, in this new edition Doc 9303 has been reformatted into a set of specifications for Size 1 Machine Readable Official Travel Documents (TD1), Size 2 Machine Readable Official Travel Documents (TD2), and Size 3 Machine Readable Travel Documents (TD3) size documents, as well as visas. This set of specifications consists of various separate documents in which general (applicable to all MRTDs) as well as MRTD form factor specific specifications are grouped.
This Part 12 of Doc 9303 is based on the Sixth Edition of Doc 9303, Part 1, Machine Readable Passports, Volume 2 Specifications for Electronically Enabled Passports with Biometric Identification Capability (2006) and the Third Edition of Doc 9303, Part 3, Machine Readable Official Travel Documents, Volume 2, Specifications for Electronically Enabled MRTDs with Biometric Identification Capability (2008).
Part 12 defines the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) for the eMRTD application. Requirements for issuing States or organizations are specified, including operation of a Certification Authority (CA) that issues certificates and CRLs. Requirements for receiving States and their Inspection Systems validating those certificates and CRLs are also specified.
Doc 9303-12 should be read in conjunction with:
- Doc 9303-10 - Logical Data Structure (LDS) for Storage of Biometrics and other data in the Contactless Integrated Circuit (IC); and
- Doc 9303-11 - Security Mechanisms for MRTDs.