NORWEGIAN PASSPORT THE WORLD’S COOLEST?
Norwegian love of nature is a distinctive element in the country’s national identity.
And soon the essence of Norway will be found in its passport.
Designed by studio Neue of Oslo, the new Norwegian passport blends style and simplicity.
It features Norway’s natural landscapes in pastel tones. The new electronic passport covers use bold colours such as red for standard passports and white and turquoise for immigrant and diplomatic passports.
Shine a UV light on these beautiful landscapes, and they turn into the Northern lights!
Thales is particularly proud to contribute to this project. In October 2016, the company announced that it would provide the third generation of Norwegian electronic passport and the country’s new eID card as well as resident permit cards.
A NEW END-TO-END SOLUTION WITH THE NORWEGIAN CITIZEN IN MIND
Thales’ Case Management system orchestrates all the steps of the citizen application from biometric enrolment to the issuance, delivery, and post-issuance of the documents.
The solution has been designed to comply with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) best practices related to enrollment, document verification, and identity proofing and lifecycle management.
Norvegian electronic passport
The Norwegian citizen can start the application from home, book an appointment online and register presence in the queue when visiting a government branch.
The citizen is guided through the different steps of the document lifecycle. For instance, they will be notified when his/her current document is about to expire or when the new travel document is ready for collection.
Thales supplies its latest third-generation Gemalto ePassports built on the existing solution for Norway and incorporates a wide range of overt and covert security features.
A high-end set of security features, including irreversible laser-engraved personalization information, are safely located and protected within the genuine polycarbonate data page. The microprocessor is also embedded in the secure data page.