Jordan’s successful eID program is a result of the vision from His Majesty King Abdullah the Second to create a fully electronic government by 2020. The eID program was initiated by His Majesty to improve the government’s performance in service delivery, efficiency, accuracy, cost and time management to complete transactions and achieve high levels of satisfaction.
This project was launched in 2016. Today, more than 3 million civil ID cards have been issued in the country. Gemalto is supplying its highly secure polycarbonate contactless eID cards along with a suite of enrolment, card personalization and issuance solutions for the reliable management of all processes. The citizen’s details are both laser-engraved in the card and securely stored in the microprocessor to enable officials to verify the identity of the holder.
The new national identity card combines state-of-the-art digital and graphical security features and offers the Jordanian government the ability to seamlessly add new applications after issuance.