Swedish ePassports are regarded as one of the world’s most secure travel documents and enjoy a strong reputation. It is also ranked as one of the most powerful as Swedish citizens can enjoy visa-free travel to many countries around the world.
In January 2012 Sweden started to issue a new generation of electronic passports and national electronic ID cards. Thales manages the end-to-end delivery process including the live enrolment solution in Sweden, production of all secure travel documents, as well as operated issuance services. The contract signed in 2011 with the local authorities includes the enrolment solution and the software for registering the applicants’ data, along with enrolment kiosks for instant capture of the holder’s photograph, fingerprints, and electronic signature. We supply the operated issuance services, which ensure document personalisation from its premises based in the Stockholm area. In addition to all travel documents, Thales also provides driver licenses, tachograph cards and identity document readers to Swedish authorities, to mention some of our projects.