Who Prints Your Passport?

Ever wonder who is responsible for printing your country’s passport? Below we’ve compiled a list of every country in the world and its respective passport printer.

Passport printing is a high stakes job and only the most secure companies and facilities are up to the task. Many security features go into a passport, such as special holograms, fibers, tamper-proof materials and electronic information, that make it next to impossible to forge or counterfeit. Passport specifications are set out by the International Civil Aviation Organization, but each country can choose which security features to include in its passport.

Secure printing is not easy, but the below companies can handle producing the world’s most secure travel documents.

Our list is a work in progress. If you have any additions or corrections for us, please don’t hesitate to let us know at [email protected].

COUNTRY COMPANY
Afghanistan  Afghan Ministry of Interior
Albania Sagem Sécurité
Algeria Hôtel des Monnaies de la Banque d’Algérie. e-Cover by Gemalto
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia Polish Security Printing Works 
Australia Production: Fujitsu Australia eCover: Gemalto
Austria AUSTRIACARD
Azerbaijan Semlex Group
Bahamas De La Rue
Bahrain
Bangladesh Polish Security Printing Works 
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium Gemalto
Belize
Benin Groupe Imprimerie Nationale
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina  Veridos
Botswana Giesecke & Devrient/Veridos
Brazil Casa da Moeda do Brasil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria Printing Works of the Bulgarian National Bank Corp.
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon De La Rue
Canada Canadian Bank Note
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile Morpho
China Bundesdruckere
Colombia Production: Thomas Greg & Sons eChip: Gemalto
Comoros Semlex Group
Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa) Semlex Group
Republic of Congo (Brazzaville)
Costa Rica
Ivory Coast Groupe Imprimerie Nationale
Croatia AKD Ltd.
Cuba
Cyprus  Veridos
Czech Republic
Denmark  Gemalto
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor  Gemalto
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador Semlex Group
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia  Gemalto
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland  Gemalto
France Groupe Imprimerie Nationale 
Gabon Groupe Imprimerie Nationale / Semlex Group
The Gambia
Georgia Semlex Group
Germany Bundesdruckere
Ghana
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau Semlex Group
Guyana
Haiti Giesecke & Devrient/Veridos
Honduras
Hong Kong C & C Security Printing Company Ltd.
Hungary ANY Security Printing / Penzjegynyomda
Iceland
India India Security Press
Indonesia Perum Percetakan Uang Ri (The Indonesian Government Security Printing and Minting Corp.)
Iran
Iraq
Ireland DLRS Limited
Israel
Italy Production: Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato eChip: Gemalto
Jamaica
Japan Japan National Printing Bureau
Jordan
Kazakhstan Banknote Factory of the National Bank of Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
North Korea
South Korea Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corp.
Kosovo  Veridos
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia Giesecke & Devrient/Veridos/ePassport by Gemalto
Lebanon Groupe Imprimerie Nationale/ePassport by Gemalto
Lesotho
Liberia
Lybia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania Polish Security Printing Works 
Luxembourg  Veridos/ePassport by Gemalto
Macau C & C Security Printing Company Ltd.
Macedonia Giesecke & Devrient Slovakia S.R.O./Veridos
Madagascar Semlex Group and Veridos
Malawi
Malaysia Iris Corporation Berhad/ePassport Gemalto
Maldives
Mali
Malta De La Rue/ePassport Gemalto
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova Semlex Group/ePassport Gemalto
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco Production: State; eCover: Gemalto
Mozambique Semlex Group
Myanmar, Burma
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand Canadian Bank Note
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria Iris Corporation Berhad
Norway  Gemalto
Oman  ePassport by Gemalto
Pakistan
Palau
Palestinian Territories Groupe Imprimerie Nationale
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru Groupe Imprimerie Nationale
Philippines
Poland Polish Security Printing Works S.A.
Portugal Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda/ ePassport Gemalto
Qatar
Romania Imprimeria Nationala
Russian Federation Goznak
Rwanda
Saint Kitts & Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
San Marino
Sao Tome and Principe
Saudi Arabia
Scotland De La Rue
Senegal Iris Corporation Berhad
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone De La Rue
Singapore Toppan Security Printing Singapore. e-Cover by Gemalto
Slovakia Giesecke & Devrient Slovakia S.R.O.
Slovenia
Solomon Islands Iris Corporation Berhad
Somalia
South Africa  Gemalto
South Sudan
Spain  Royal Mint of Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden  Gemalto
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan Banknote Factory of the National Bank of Kazakhstan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tibet
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey  Turkish Mint and Stamp Printing House. e-Cover by Gemalto
Turkmenistan Giesecke & Devrient/Veridos
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine State Enterprise ‘Polygraph Combine “Ukraina” for Securities Production’
United Arab Emirates  Bundesdruckere
United Kingdom Gemalto
United States United States Government Publishing Office and the United States Department of State

ePassport by Gemalto

Uruguay Groupe Imprimerie Nationale
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela  Giesecke & Devrient/Veridos
Vietnam
British Virgin Islands
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

*Passport Index has compiled the above list using extensive open-source research. Not all countries and companies are listed. Please don’t hesitate to contact us should you feel any part of our list is out of date or incorrect.

 

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