Mühlbauer ID Services supplies blank documents for the new Kyrgyz ePassport


As a part of its major project to modernize the country’s security infrastructure, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic decided to evolve its next generation of passports to ePassports. The current passport is a machine-readable document (according to ICAO Doc 9303) with paper data page, without chip and without digital photo, digital signature and fingerprints – a fact which has increased concerns regarding the document’s security and integrity.

On April 27, 2020, the State Registration Service (SRS) under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic selected German-based Mühlbauer ID Services to trustfully handle the project. During the three-year contract period – from 2020 to 2023 – Mühlbauer ID Services provides more than 1.5 million blank documents, which will be personalized using existing equipment in the State Registration Service (SRS) under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The contract signing ceremony was held on May 29, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 travel restrictions, the contract was signed via video conference.

With regard to the upcoming renewal of Kyrgyz travel documents, the Chairman of the State Registration Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, Mr. Mambetaliev Akyn Mirovich, acknowledged: “This is a great step forward for the Kyrgyz Republic, which will make our country not only more progressive, but also much safer.”

In turn, representatives of Mühlbauer ID Services guaranteed all necessary support for the seamless supply of blank documents so that, by the end of 2020, all citizens of Kyrgyzstan will be able to use high-secure biometric identification documents that meet all requirements of the latest version of ICAO Doc 9303.

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