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1. July 2024

Austrian State Printing House wins contract for Republic of Suriname’s ePassport

The Austrian State Printing House (OSD) has been awarded the contract for the production of the new biometric security passport for the Republic of Suriname. The new electronic passport contract between the Government of Suriname and the Austrian high security printer OSD, in partnership with Vlatacom Research and Development Institute, was signed in Paramaribo. As selected provider, OSD offers its internationally recognized experience with modern biometric ePassports for its customer.

New Surinamese ePassport fullfills all ICAO requirements

Suriname’s new ePassport meets the latest ICAO requirements and, in addition to biometric security features, also includes a state-of-the-art polycarbonate data page and additional innovative security features. With this new generation of Surinamese ePassports, the country not only joins the club of 140 states and non-state entities that already issue ePassports, but also moves into the circle of states that provide the most modern ID documents worldwide. ”We are proud to be selected as contractor delivering the new generation of modern ePassports for our customer in Suriname. With 220 years of experience and know-how in modern digital ID solutions, OSD underlines its position as a reliable and efficient partner for government customers,” says Claudia Schwendimann, CEO of OSD International.

OSD and Vlatacom are proud to cooperate closely, leveraging the existing eID infrastructure of Suriname. Citizens will be able to apply online for the new ePassport and schedule biometric capture in person after the planned roll-out.