Thailand will soon apply blockchain to its Electronic Visa On Arrival (eVOA).
Thailand, one of the most visited countries in the world intends to use a blockchain-powered eVOA system to speed up and protect the digital visa application process.
On Dec. 19 a press release was shared stating that the upcoming eVOA feature is a joint effort of Australian travel company ShareRing and Gateway Services, an entity that owns the license to process eVOA for Thailand. The announcement states that Thailand will initially roll out the blockchain-enabled eVOA service with a focus on visitors from China and India.
Improving Security, Speed, and Quality Of Digital Visa Applications
ShareRing has been working with Gateway Services in order to improve security, speed and the quality of the digitized application process. Additionally, ShareRing is eyeing further global expansion of its blockchain-based visa application system after successfully completing its initial pilots.
ShareRing CEO Tim Bos stated that the digitized application process is associated with major risks fraud or mistakes from the eVOA provider.
“We see this as a blueprint for possible expansion to other countries. It’s not a process that will be rushed though, as we need to make sure we get it right here before entering other countries.”