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2017-02-09
The Imprimerie Nationale Group to support the Republic of Djibouti in the modernization of their ID documents and their issuance process

• Delivery of a multi biometric ID documents platform
• First biometric passports issued to Djibouti citizens

The Imprimerie Nationale Group, a world expert in secure identity solutions today announced that it has delivered a multi biometric ID documents platform for the Republic of Djibouti, supplemented by a solution for the dematerialization and digital archiving of ID documents files.

A ceremony took place at the General Directorate of the National Police (DGPN) under the high authority of the President of the Republic of Djibouti and in the presence of the CEO of the Imprimerie Nationale Group to celebrate the issuance of the first biometric passport.

With the deployment of this platform, the Imprimerie Nationale Group is supporting the Republic of Djibouti, through the Ministry of Interior, in modernizing and harmonizing ID document production and issuance process.

This multi ID documents solution allows the issuance of biometric passports for Djibouti citizens, resident permit cards for foreigners and visas. It is fully scalable to meet future needs of the Republic of Djibouti.

The biometric ID documents are compliant with the international ICAO standards (International Civil Aviation Organization) in order to facilitate the travel of Djiboutians throughout the world. They have a high level of security to prevent fraud, protect the identity of citizens and allow them to travel safely.

This multi biometric ID documents platform is complemented by a solution for dematerialization and digital archiving of documents applicant files that will enable the provision of high-performance administrative services to the Djiboutian population.

This solution will allow Djiboutians from abroad to apply for a biometric passport in all diplomatic representations. Foreigners will also get benefit from the harmonization of visa application and delivery system.

During this ceremony, Colonel Abdillahi Abdi Farah, General Director of the National Police of the Republic of Djibouti explains:

"The Imprimerie Nationale, thanks to its multi biometric ID documents platform, enables the Republic of Djibouti to benefit from highly secure ID documents compliant with the latest international standards. Identity protection and security of Djibouti citizens will thus be strengthened."

Didier Trutt, CEO of the Imprimerie Nationale Group said

"We are pleased to contribute, with the deployment of this multiple biometric ID documents platform, to the security of Djibouti citizens’ identity, the harmonization of ID documents and free movement of people in the region."


About IN Groupe

IN Groupe is a global leader in secure identity solutions.

In a mobile and digital world where data security has become the major issue, IN Groupe offers States, governments and businesses trusted solutions including added value electronic components for banking, identity solutions including electronic components, cutting-edge secure credentials and safe and reliable interoperable systems, but also innovative and efficient digital services, and secure solutions for complex printings and workflows.

Real engineering company, IN Groupe is specialized in the integration of electronic and biometrics in identity documents and in polycarbonate cards. Thanks to its innovative new products and its strengthened security, IN Groupe has become a worldwide leader with major customers in over 68 countries.

IN Groupe is based in Paris and has 3 production centres, employing over 900 people in total, over a third of whom specialize in technological development.

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