Gemalto announced that the Mongolian Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs has selected its Sealys secure multi-service electronic ID cards for their national identity program.
This new eID program will secure Mongolian citizens’ identities as well as pave the way for new eGovernment services. Mongolia has approximately 3 million inhabitants and all citizens above 18 years of age are to carry these smart cards as their national identity document. In addition, the national eID card will enable for updating of the national registry and to enhance the process and security level of verifying identities.
Gemalto worked with Bodi International, the program prime contractor and a on this project. Gemalto’s Sealys MultiApp ID, the size of a credit card, is fitted with a microprocessor and the Gemalto software that securely manages the citizen’s personal data, including the holder’s digital photograph and fingerprints, while respecting the holder’s privacy.
The Mongolia national eID card also features the Sealys Clear Window, a transparent section created in the pure polycarbonate card body structure for enhanced protection against forgery.