Veridos, a leading global provider of identity solutions, will deliver 1.25 million latest-generation ePassports to Latvia in cooperation with the Portuguese state printer INCM. In addition to the documents, the order from the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (OCMA) also includes a central personalization system, as well as service and maintenance over a five-year period.
This latest project extends a long-standing partnership between Latvia and Veridos, dating back to 1991. The bid to deliver 1.25 million electronic passports submitted by Veridos, the joint German venture between Giesecke+Devrient and the Bundesdruckerei, and INCM, the Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office, beat the competition on both quality and price. Thanks to the use of CLIP-ID color personalization on polycarbonate data pages, the passports boast exceptionally high color fidelity and simplify visual verification. Latvia is the latest in a growing number of countries to use Veridos’ ultra-modern technology to enable its citizens to travel comfortably and securely.
Awarding the contract to the lead company Veridos and its partner INCM will enable technologically-advanced Latvia to benefit from the highest security standards and innovation levels in the field of electronic ID documents. The country is thus following the international trend of using color photos on polycarbonate pages. Veridos has once again opted for a solution from IAI for the personalization equipment used on site. This unique color solution has been successfully deployed in other regions.
“Latvia and Veridos have a close and long-standing partnership, so we are very pleased that we will be able to continue to work together in the future and provide real added value to citizens via our solutions,” says Marc-Julian Siewert, CEO of Veridos. “We are proud to have such a technologically advanced country as a partner. This partnership also demonstrates that our products are truly state-of-the-art and competitively priced.”