IDEMIA awarded Best New National ID Card EMEA for Morocco’s eID card

At High Security Printing EMEA 2022, IDEMIA and the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN) were honored with the Best New National ID Card EMEA award for Morocco’s eID card.

IDEMIA has extensive experience in providing governments worldwide with a range of identity documents. We have produced over 3 billion ID documents to date, such as ID cards, passports, vehicle documents, driver’s licenses, and healthcare documents―all of which contain advanced security features and a highly-secure operating system.

Introduced in August 2020, Morocco’s eID card is made from polycarbonate and has a LASINK™ Origin primary color portrait. It also has tactile relief for enhanced security and contains an SLI™ 3D secondary portrait that is easy to authenticate. The eID includes a DID1 hologram of the map of Morocco which changes color when the card is tilted at a 90° angle thanks to the dynamic colors of the Optical Variable Ink (OVI).

Embedded within the eID card is a new generation operating system which integrates high-level cryptography, and the latest security features. ICAO and eID apps are installed on the card’s contactless chip, and incorporate certificates to conduct multi-factor online authentication to access eServices.

The new eID card serves as the foundation for the country’s national digital ID platform that was launched in April 2022. The Moroccan eID card provides the highest level of confidence for remote identity verification, making it the anchor of trust for online transactions.

This is not the first time IDEMIA has been awarded for its ID card technology. At High Security Printing Latin America 2021, IDEMIA and the National Vital Statistics Registry received Best New National ID Card LatAm award for Colombia’s eID card. 

The Colombian polycarbonate ID card includes several security features such as LASINK™ Origin primary portrait, a secondary portrait in a transparent window, tactile effects, OVI and relief embossing.

1DID™: Diffractive Identification Device is the pioneer of the next generation of optical security elements, it is visually different from traditional holograms. It is a zero-order optical nanostructure combined with thin films. The elements are machine-readable and extremely difficult to copy.

National identity cards, creating tamper-proof ID documents
National identity cards, creating tamper-proof ID documents

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