Integrated IT solution provider Veridos and systems integrator GSI Sertracen have signed a contract to provide Costa Rica with electronic passports.

The General Department of Migration and Immigration of the Republic of Costa Rica has contracted Veridos and GSI Sertracen for the supply, installation, and implementation of next-generation electronic passports and a personalisation system. Veridos will also provide its CLIP ID colour solution.

The contract will enhance Costa Rica’s ID technology through the introduction of ePassports with a polycarbonate data page as well as the software and hardware for personalisation. The ICAO- (International Civil Aviation Organization) compliant passports include Veridos’ CLIP ID high-tech colour personalisation technology to ensure the colour brilliance of each ePassport holder’s image, improving visual verification. CLIP ID creates vibrant colour photos using laser engraving and ink-jet printing.

Marc-Julian Siewert, CEO of Veridos, said: “We are very honoured to have been chosen by the General Department of Migration and Immigration to be part of the modernisation of the country’s ID landscape. Together with GSI Sertracen, we will transform the current machine-readable passport system to a fully-fledged biometric travel document solution. Costa Rica is one of the most advanced countries in Latin America and with our cutting-edge CLIP ID colour picture solution, its passports will soon reflect that, too.”


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