eVehicle Registration Card

Since January 2011, vehicle registration certificates have also been provided in the handy format of a check card. Thus, the eVehicle Registration Card is not only a convenient alternative for the usual paper-VRC, but also stands out for its security features and high protection against forgery. Austria is one of the pioneers in this field within the EU. Of course, ... Read More

Driver’s Licence

Old-fashioned paper documents that can be easily damaged or forged are history. As a modern high-security printer, the Austrian State Printing House (OeSD) produces driver's licenses in a practical card format on durable polycarbonate. Additional security features, such as security color effects, tactile elements with microprinting or tilt images make forgery extremely difficult. The personalization of this modern ID card ... Read More

Identity Card

One's own identity is as unique and personal as a fingerprint. To protect this uniqueness, special identity documents are needed to ensure the best possible protection of personal identity. The identity card is such a document and combines maximum security with a practical format. The Austrian identity card presents itself in a completely renewed design that conveys the nationality of ... Read More

High Security Products

Security PaperSecurity paper must offer protection against counterfeiting and remain stable even under extreme loads. Watermark and security thread are already in the paper and are the most common security features. On the surface embossing and holograms can be applied.UV light random fibresThe synthetic fibers are coloured, which can occur in daylight both visible and invisible, and also react intensely ... Read More


Today’s state-of-the-art passports are high-security passports with integrated chip technology – so called ePassports (sometimes also known as biometric passports). Made by OeSD, they comply with all requirements and security standards of the European Union and the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), a U.N. sub-organization. OeSD ePassports can incorporate biometric content such as facial image and fingerprint data. The information ... Read More

ID Documents

More and more governments are now modernising their national identification programmes in an effort to strengthen national security, to combat identity theft and fraud, to control immigration efficiently, to deliver public services more conveniently, and to protect citizens from organized crime and terrorism.


New Generation of Austrian Passports launch on Dec 1st24. November 2023Digital age verification successfully launched in Austria12. September 2023Milestone: More than 300,000 active digital driving licences in Austria12. June 2023Republic of Ghana Launches Nationwide Healthcare Digital App by OSD24. April 2023 ID Documents Identity Management High Security SolutionsCertificates


OeSD has been researching, developing and producing security and ID documents since 1804. Building on this unique experience OeSD today mostly offers products in the context of holistic ID management solutions. ID Documents ePassport Identity Card Driver’s Licence eVehicle Registration Card Visas/Resident Permits Identity Management Personalisation Public Administration Cyber Security High Security Products Gift Certificates Stamps Further High Security Products