National ID and eID card programs


​Improving security, slashing ID fraud and identity theft and creating an infrastructure of trust for new on-line access are high on every government's agenda, with a call for greater security features and the necessary legislation to implement them. 

Many countries are now upgrading their national documents and rolling out government issued IDs in the form of a credit card. These new documents are including high security printing features to deter fraud. In addition, these national ID programs are also the opportunity to create a secure digital identity for each card holder. These secure electronic identity cards, generally referred to as eID cards or simply eID's are opening the gate to secure and trusted on-line services. The most common applications for these smart cards are in smart travel documents, electronic ID's, electronic signatures, municipal cards, key cards used to access secure areas or business infrastructures, social security cards, etc. 

Many advanced countries are now demonstrating that, beyond the security benefits for both states and individuals, eID cards with their derived digital IDs can provide citizens and businesses with real services and benefits, without infringing upon new rules on data protection and civil liberties. 

As the leading provider of secure, tailor-made ID solutions, Gemalto can help governments improve security and deploy electronic applications to offer better public services and cut administration costs.

Our expertise in numerous eID programs around the world can also help accelerate the dynamics of your national digital framework of trust.

Secure national ID cards

Secure national ID cards  

Secure national ID cards

Gemalto's eID card solutions increase citizen protection, contribute to better control immigration and offer an effective means of ID checking, using security that is always one step ahead. Gemalto offers a variety of secure eID cards with a range of professional solutions for a complete solution, which can be delivered as individual systems or using a managed service option.  

Gemalto is contributing to 40 national eID programs: in Europe (BelgiumCzech republicFinland, Sweden, PortugalLithuania), in the middle east (QatarOman, UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia) and in other areas.

​Residence Permits

Sealys eResidence Permit by Gemalto offers the most complete, versatile electronic European Residence Permit (eERP) solution tailored to customer needs.
Sealys eResidence Permit enables governments to realize significant cost savings and reduce fraud and illegal immigration.
Gemalto has supplied Sealys Residence Permit solutions to numerous countries, including the first generation of chipless products and now the second generation smart card based solutions.

Multi-application national ID cards​

Sealys MultiApp ID is a Global Platform smart card solution for eID, eDriving License, eRegistration Certificate and eHealthcare. It is a Public Key Java Card designed to meet the most advanced security requirements of long-term multi-application programs such as the ones launched by governments and health insurances. Sealys MultiApp ID supports RSA up to 4096 bits and Elliptic Curves up to 521 bits in particular and has been Common Criteria EAL 5+ certified.​

Sealys MultiApp is the leading secure, open and standard-compliant operating platform for electronic document issuance. It supports a wide range of identity applications serving the deployment of a raft of citizen-centric government programs. 

An innovative turnkey solution to federate eID programs

With contributions to more than 100 eGovernment programs to date, Gemalto has played a front-line role in making the new paradigm of secure multi-service electronic ID cards a reality. Drawing on its extensive experience, the company has devised an innovative turnkey solution to federate eID programs across multiple governmen​t agencies, bringing together the best of smart card technology, software solutions and multi-service apps.

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