Multi-Biometric e-Passport  



NADRA achieved the hallmark of developing and implementing one of the first Multi-Biometric e-Passports. In 2004 NADRA enabled Pakistan to become one of the first countries in the world to issue the Multi-biometric e-Passport compliant to ICAO standards. NADRA has issued more than 7 million passports to Pakistani citizens until now.

NADRA Multi-Biometric e-Passport solution uses overt and covert security features on the data page supported by most sophisticated technology and business logic which makes it one of the most modern passports of this era. NADRA has developed expertise in centralized and decentralized e-Passport solutions to incorporate any feature as per clients’ specifications including integration of 4K, 8K, 32K, 64K, 72K RFID chip, Ghost Images, and LaTeX Screen printing. The system can help countries create a highly secure integrated system encompassing immigration, Automated Border Control and passport issuance while ensuring the genuineness of the holder as a valid citizen. The system requires minimum human intervention that ensures transparency while maintaining ease of exit/ entry of citizens without the holders being harassed unnecessarily.
The key features of NADRA’s system include:
  • PKI – Public Key Infrastructure
  • RFID Chip
  • Biometric features namely Facial & Fingerprint
  • IPI- Invisible Personal ID
  • 2D Barcode
  • Machine Readable Zone (MRZ)
  • Security Substrate and Laminate
  • Ultra Violet features Micro Printing
  • Holograms
  • Watermark Paper
  • Security Ink
  • 3 Color Intaglio Printing
  • Guilloche Patterns 
Goto Top