Veridos issues over ten million ePassports in Bangladesh


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Veridos has achieved a major business milestone in Bangladesh.

The global identity solutions provider, in collaboration with the Department of Immigration & Passport (DIP) of Bangladesh, has written a success story with the introduction of ten million ePassports.

Starting in 2018, the project not only focuses on travel documents, but also the development of the entire value chain across the South Asian country.

ePassports utilised in Bangladesh

This milestone is a major step in Bangladesh’s transition to the latest generation of travel documents.

According to Veridos, the ePassports are produced to the highest security standards and are personalised with the company’s CLIP ID technology.

The ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) compliant documents will make it much easier for Bangladeshi citizens to enter and leave the country, whilst also providing a new level of security.

As part of the project led by Veridos and the DIP, training of local professionals and the establishment of a local ePassport production site is also included.

The success story is also said to be a result of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s strategic decision to seek a strong technological partnership between Bangladesh and Germany.

“A comprehensive structure”

“The partnership with Veridos has not only enabled us to provide our citizens with secure documents, but has also created new jobs and helped train our local workforce,” said Major General Md. Nurul Anwar, Director General, DIP in Bangladesh.

“With the modern technology of the new ePassports, we are keeping pace with our country’s economic position and promoting safe and convenient travel for our citizens.”

“We congratulate all partners on this historic milestone and appreciate the trust that the Government of Bangladesh is putting into German solutions,” commented Jan Janowski, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the German Embassy Dhaka.

“Veridos has set new standards in Bangladesh and we are looking forward to a further deepening of this mutually beneficial cooperation in the future.”

“Together with our partners in Bangladesh, we have put in place a comprehensive structure for the production of state-of-the-art documents, supporting to lead the country into a new era,” added Marc-Julian Siewert, CEO, Veridos.

“We will continue to work closely with the local authorities to assist Bangladesh move forward.”

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