In July, Italy’s Instituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (IPZS), the national printing office, began issuing biometric passports based on Gemalto technology. Gemalto is providing the Italian authorities with technology for some 800,000 ePassports expected to be issued by the end of 2007. With approximately three million passports issued annually, this ePassport initiative is the largest Italian public sector program.
In 2018, the Italian biometric passport is one of the most powerful passports in the world ranked by their total visa-free score according to PASSPORT INDEX together with Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Spain and France.
Key components for the Italian biometric passport
Gemalto is supplying the IPZS with its electronic inlays, once again demonstrating its ability to successfully deliver either complete solutions or specific key components of an e-Passport solution, such as operating system, modules, inlays, and pre-personalization services.
This program is part of a range of major eHealth and eID schemes that the Italian authorities have been introducing in 2015 and 2016.
Visit our web dossier on the Italian eID program launched in 2016.
ePassport technology is an invaluable asset to combat document fraud and expedite border-crossing procedures. But as in any system, the security of a traveler identification system is only as strong as its weakest links.
Your partner in digital transformation
With over 200 government programs deployed worldwide, Gemalto can help you secure the weakest links for a safer citizen experience.
Gemalto is a trusted advisor when it comes to topics such as citizen registration, biometrics, secure electronic documents, secure issuance (electronic passport, visa), document lifecycle management and border control infrastructures, including automated gates.
Our involvement in the standardization process at ICAO and ISO allows us to anticipate forthcoming migrations and provide Governments with a head start to meet deadlines.