Starting from 1 September 2021 Belarusian citizens are able to receive new biometric identity documents – ePassport and eID card.
The Republic of Belarus will be issuing ePassports and eID cards to its citizens from the beginning of September. The complete citizen identity electronic document system, including collection, processing and storing of biometric and other personal data, de-duplication check, data validation, eID document personalization, digital signature of stored data and issuance of biometric documents, was successfully delivered to Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus by a consortium led by Emperor Technology (EmpTech), a world leading secure ID solution and service provider, in collaboration with X Infotech, a global provider of software solutions for issuance and verification of electronic identity documents.
EmpTech, the consortium lead, with its innovative end-to-end electronic document issuance solutions, proposed the Belarussian end user the most advanced secured document issuance systems, including Desktop and Mobile Biometric Enrolment Terminals, eID and ePassport Personalization Machines as well as Document Issuance Devices. With EmpTech MLP (Multi-Layer Personalization) technology and the cutting-edge ICAO compliant biometric enrolment solutions, the consortium is extremely confident it will secure the Belarusian ePassports and eID cards with its advanced security features during personalization.
X Infotech supplied the end-to-end software system dedicated to ePassport and eID card issuance. This turnkey solution includes the ICAO compliant X Infotech components for Enrolment, Data Preparation, Chip Encoding, Quality Assurance, Integration Services, Secure PIN Manager, Personalization script, Personalization machine plugins, Document Registry, Document Issuance, Case Management, Identity Management, ABIS, Production Management, Stock Management, Authorization Server, Log Server, Monitoring Server and Reporting Server.
Additionally, X Infotech delivered Public Key Infrastructure (ICAO PKI) for the creation, storage and distribution of digital certificates for eID cards and ePassports deploying X Infotech Document Signer, Document Verifier and Terminal Control Centre components to Belarussian authorities. This high-quality solution ensures data secure storage on document chip, being both protected and digitally signed as well verified on border control stations.
Nearly 9 million citizens of Republic of Belarus will receive completely new biometric identity documents.
“This has been a great milestone for both the Republic of Belarus and EmpTech consortium partners. We are deeply honored for the confidence and trust which the Belarussian government has placed in us and we are proud to have successfully delivered this important project,” said Sean Zheng, CEO, EmpTech. “Not only would the Belarusian ePassport, the eID would also be using the same personalization technology – the MLP, developed by EmpTech. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Republic of Belarus government for the trust, confidence and faith in us. X Infotech, an invaluable member of the team, has worked extremely hard for this project to ensure its success and timely delivery. I also like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the team for their hard work.”
“This project is a significant step forward for the electronic government ecosystem deployment in the Republic of Belarus, which allows all the Belarussian nation to be most modern and secure while allowing remote transactions with government and other institutions by utilizing brand new technological mechanisms,” said Sergey Yeliseyev, X Infotech Business Development Director for Government eID. “We are extremely proud by being part of this important project and we express great gratitude to Belarussian authorities for that. We appreciate the level of trust to X Infotech from our partners: Emperor Technology and RUE “Cryptotech” of Goznak as well all the government authorities involved into the project including, but not limited by Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Communications and Informatization, Ministry of Finance, Operational and Analytical Center under the President of the Republic of Belarus (OAC). We look forward to see how brand-new e-services and possibilities will be provided for every citizen of Belarus.”
About RUE “Cryptotech” of Goznak
Under the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Belarus, RUE “Cryptotech” of Goznak is a leading enterprise in the field of scientific-technological support of Goznak’s activities, development of new security and document samples as well as creation of various means and methods for protection against forgery. The company is the only manufacturer in Belarus of plastic-based documents with contact and contactless chips.
About Emperor Technology (EmpTech)
Emperor Technology (EmpTech) is a world leading Integral Identity Information Service Provider with core expertise in trusted secure identity technologies, covering Biometric Enrollment and Verification, Secure Identity Document Personalization and Issuance. The company has over 27 years of extensive experience in offering a wide range of reliable products and services, which include Centralized & Decentralized Secure Identity Document Personalization Systems, Multi-type Biometric Enrollment & Verification terminals, Self-service Document Storage & Dispensing Kiosks, etc. EmpTech has successfully implemented multiple large secured document projects for the local and overseas governments, such as Mainland China, HKSAR, Macao, Belarus, Nepal, Sweden, Thailand, Kuwait, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, etc., which have been rewarded the highest customer satisfaction rating.
About X Infotech
X Infotech is a global provider of software solutions for issuance and verification of electronic identity documents. The software provider has successfully implemented projects in more than 60 countries around the world, including Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and countries of European Union – European Union laissez-passer, ePassport in Liechtenstein, eID card in Latvia, ePassport and eID card in Ireland, eID cards in Europe, Africa and Latin America.