National identity cards

Creating the bridge between physical ID documents and governmental eServices

Identity documents, amongst which national identity cards are one of the most common forms, allow people to exist in the eyes of society. Citizens use them whenever they need to prove who they are or where they come from, to fulfil their civic duties or cross borders. Without a legal identity document, citizens cannot access basic human rights such as healthcare, education, social welfare and the right to work, and yet 1.1 billion people still do not have one today.

For governments, who have the ultimate responsibility to provide their citizens with a proof of identity, offering them with robust and long-lasting documents to protect their identities is crucial. Ensuring that civilians can rely on these secure documents to conveniently access their services, in the physical and digital worlds, is also a top priority.

IDEMIA has decades of experience in providing a complete range of identity documents. We are committed to citizens and governments alike to issue modern and reliable ID documents that comply with international and/or local regulations. Specialized in helping governments modernize their public infrastructures, we deliver electronic ID cards, enabling citizens to securely access eServices.


Thanks to the use of polycarbonate, ID documents produced by IDEMIA are robust and durable.


IDEMIA’s ID documents offer the most advanced security features. They are easy and quick to inspect, and hard to reproduce.

Highly secure

The secure OS of IDEMIA’s ID documents offers the best levels of interoperability and cryptographic security based on the latest JavaCard™, Global Platform and Common Criteria specifications.

identity documents issued worldwide
identity programs across the world
Ranked above 9/10
in our Customer satisfaction survey 2019
Secure electronic ID cards for Estonian citizens

Secure electronic ID cards for Estonian citizens

IDEMIA has been selected as a trusted partner in strengthening electronic ID cards and delivering personalization services to the Estonian government, one of the most digitalized governments in the world. The project started in 2018, and 3.5 million contactless cards will be delivered over a five-year period. The solution features the most secure technologies on the market – the patented color photo solution LASINK™, a transparent window and a secondary ghost image.

FIPS 140-2 level 3

Level of physical security of cryptographic modules defined by the U.S. government.

Common Criteria EAL5+ Open platform

Evaluation Assurance Level to test the security of the system.

Common Criteria EAL5+

Certification for qualified signature (eIDAS compliant) and travel application.

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