Swedish epassports are regarded as one of the world's most secure travel documents and enjoy a strong reputation. It's also been rated as one of the most powerful and desirable for many years, as Swedish citizens can enjoy visa-free travel to many countries worldwide.
There's more in 2023.
According to Passportindex, the Swedish electronic passport is ranking #1 as the EU'smost powerful passport, along with Germany and Finland.
The factors considered included visa-free access (mobility) and what it can do for you.
A global infrastructure for electronic passports and national eID
In January 2012, Sweden started to issue new generations of electronic passports and national electronic ID cards.
Thales manages the end-to-end delivery process, including the live enrollment solution in Sweden, the production of all secure travel documents, and operated issuance services.
The contract signed in 2011 with the local authorities includes the enrollment solution, the software for registering the applicants' data, and enrollment kiosks for instant capture of the holder's photograph, fingerprints, and electronic signature.
Thales supplies the operated issuance services, ensuring document personalization from its premises in Stockholm.
The same infrastructure and procedures are maintained for the National eID card as for the ePassport.
This common infrastructure leads to significant savings in equipment, processes, systems, and staff training.
The Swedish Passport: a distinctive design
The Swedish ePassport is undoubtedly one of the most advanced secure travel documents rolled out in recent years and definitively a piece of art.
Collaboration with the Royal Swedish Police was vital to deliver a unique and distinctive passport and a symbol of pride in the hands of millions of Swedes.
This combination of stylish design and passport security features illustrates the Swedish identity and makes the passport one of the most secure in circulation.
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