IDEMIA delivers machine-readable biometric ID card to Nepal

IDEMIA announced that it has begun delivery of biometrics-based national identity cards to Nepal. The company has been working with the Nepalese government since 2016 and will provide the new eID cards in continuity of this longstanding relationship.

According to the announcement, IDEMIA was chosen to deliver an end-to-end system encompassing registration of citizens’ data and biometric deduplication to ensure a unique ID is issued to each individual, in addition to the production and personalization of the biometric cards.

The eID cards are expected to be delivered to all citizens over the age of 16, in a process expected to take approximately five years. The new card has been designed to improve identity management services and assist in delivering government services and social security benefits. The cards can be used as an electronic authorization for electronic government services, cross-border security documentation and for the delivery of healthcare and welfare services.

The national identity card is a multi-purpose machine-readable biometric smart card, laser engraved polycarbonate, with several security features. The card features a chip, containing the cardholder’s photograph, fingerprint and signature.

IDEMIA was recently honored for it biometrics and mobile-based CloudCard+ solution.

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