Biometric passports

We manufacture biometric passports that are among the most secure in the world and which meet the appropriate ICAO 9303 (MRTD) standards, for countries on four continents.

With us you can go anywhere! And also increase the visibility of your country across the globe. Further info on BIOMETRIC PASSPORTS is gathered HERE

In addition to the passport production, in which we have been involved since 1991, we also provide complete turnkey solutions for passport issuance, including data enrolment  and management, AFIS, personalisation solutions, public key infrastructure (PKI), document issuance, central registers  and complete eGovernment solutions.

All types of passports produced by CETIS support one (or more) protections and authentications: BAC, SAC, EAC and AA/PA (in accordance with customer's requirements).

We can provide a completely customised solution according to your needs and in respect of standards:

  • polycarbonate or paper data page;
  • over 80 security elements;
  • different materials;
  • chip integrated into the polycarbonate or chip integrated into the covers;
  • different bindings.

Graphic design for passport

Due to our many years of experience in security document design, as part of our complete solution and due to comprehensive support, we can also provide graphic design for passports.


Our experts prepare design solutions in close collaboration with the client, using the relevant certificates in the field of the application of security software design, knowledge of international standards, good practices and trends. They pay special attention to the identity of the country or the city and to the values of the residents.

Types of passports

CETIS manufactures two types of biometric passports and provides all supporting services:

  • Passport with polycarbonate data page with chip integrated into the polycarbonate or chip integrated into the covers. Personal data including the picture are engraved with a laser into the material; data are written in the chip.
  • Passport with paper data page with chip integrated into the covers. Personal data including colour picture are printed with Inkjet technology and protected with a special security layer (SCM – CETIS Security Multilayer). All data are written in the chip.

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Security elements

A variety of over 80 different security elements meeting the latest technology and international standards combined with high quality materials guarantee the production of highly secure and durable documents. Our experienced professionals can advise you which security elements will best suit your needs.

  • Level 1: Visible security features; no special devices are needed to recognize them
  • Level 2: Invisible security features; simple devices are needed to recognize them
  • Level 3: High-level invisible security features; visible only with special devices in laboratories

Security multilayer protection of paper data page


CETIS security multilayer protection for a passport data page provides optimum security for travel documents against forgery.

This additional security multilayer protects personal data written on the paper data page of a passport. It differs from other data page protection by its touch verification feature. CSM is disintegrated by chemicals or temperature in the event of an attempt to breach personal data. An attempt at fraud is visible to the naked eye. Once removed, the security multilayer protection cannot be reused. 

Passport e-cover and prelam for data page

CETIS provides complete end-to-end solutions for biometric passports. Due to our flexible modular approach we can also provide any part of the chain, including passport components (e.g. e-cover and prelam (prelaminated sheet) for data page) which ensure an even greater level of security and personal identity protection.

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News and events

Slovenian biometric identity card awarded the national Gold Award for Innovation 2023

Slovenian biometric identity card awarded the national Gold Award for Innovation 2023

19. 09. 2023

CETIS, together with the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Digital Transformation, receives the national Gold Award for Innovation 2023. More

Slovenian biometric identity card awarded the Gold Award for Best Innovation in the Celje Region in 2023

Slovenian biometric identity card awarded the Gold Award for Best Innovation in the Celje Region in 2023

06. 06. 2023

Among the recipients of the Gold Award for Best Innovation in the Celje Region in 2023 is the company CETIS, in cooperation with the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Digital Transformation More

Slovenian biometric identity card wins prestigious international award

Slovenian biometric identity card wins prestigious international award

08. 03. 2023

This year's High Security Printing EMEA™ Conference is taking place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, from 7 to 9 March 2023 and its award for the best ID card of the year was claimed by the Sloveni More

Digital Government Africa 2024, Africa's Ministerial E-Goverment Summit

Digital Government Africa 2024, Africa's Ministerial E-Goverment Summit

Lusaka, Zambia 02. 10. 2024 - 04. 10. 2024

We are kindly inviting you to visit us at the Digital Government Africa 2024, Africa's Ministerial E-Goverment Summit, in Lusaka, Zambia, between 2-4 October 2024. More

IDENTITY WEEK EUROPE 2024 in Amsterdam

IDENTITY WEEK EUROPE 2024 in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands 11. 06. 2024 - 12. 06. 2024

We are kindly inviting you to visit us at the IDENTITY WEEK EUROPE 2024 in Amsterdam between 11-12 June 2024. More

High Security Printing Latin America 2024

High Security Printing Latin America 2024

Santiago, Chile 03. 06. 2024 - 05. 06. 2024

We are kindly inviting you to visit us at the High Security Printing Latin America 2024, the Regional Forum for Secure Document Technologies, in Santiago, Chile, between 3-5 June 2024. More

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