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Electronic and Biometric Passport

The Imprimerie Nationale manages all electronic and biometric passports processes - development, production and personalization - at its highly secure production plant (PS1 level).

The passports developed by our experts meet specific governmental requirements. The different layers of security are designed end developed by our dedicated team of experts.


The paper, printed at our production plant, incorporates the best security features: watermark, guilloches, invisible UV iridescence, holograms, micro letters, variable optic ink, ghost image, lenticular image.

Micro-printing
Intaglio printing
Variable optic ink
Laser perforation

The Imprimerie Nationale oversees the production process, integrates the latest security technologies, executes the forwarding and the gathering of secure documents.


The Imprimerie Nationale’s site is a highly secure production plant. The site’s unequalled data protection complies with CNIL (National commission for IT and identity) requirements. It can hence personalize and encrypt secure documents and insert biometric elements.

With over 12,5 million electronic and biometric passport produced at our highly secure production plant since 2006, and short and guaranteed lead times (within two days of the request), the Imprimerie Nationale has become the State’s technology integrator and a service operator.


The Imprimerie Nationale contributes to many national ePassports programs. The Imprimerie Nationale supports States in the modernization of their facilities and of their emission centers and develops tailored and reversible solutions, allowing States to keep the full autonomy in the management of their systems. The Imprimerie Nationale offers a wide range of components and solutions to National Printers that are issuing ePassports.

Among the references of the Imprimerie Nationale: France, Uruguay, Peru, Gabon, Palestine, Lebanon, Ivory Coast, Benin.