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 contribute@passportindex.org.

COUNTRY COMPANY
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
American Samoa
Andorra
Angola
Antigua & Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Australia Fujitsu Australia
Austria AUSTRIACARD
Azerbaijan Semlex Group
Bahamas De La Rue
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin Groupe Imprimerie Nationale
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia & Herzegovina  Veridos
Botswana Giesecke & Devrient/Veridos
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Bulgaria Printing Works of the Bulgarian National Bank Corp.
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon De La Rue
Canada
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile Morpho
China
Colombia
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
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador Semlex Group
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Estonia
Ethiopia
Fiji
Finland
France Groupe Imprimerie Nationale
Gabon Groupe Imprimerie Nationale / Semlex Group
The Gambia
Georgia Semlex Group
Germany Bundesdruckerei
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
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
Lebanon Groupe Imprimerie Nationale
Lesotho
Liberia
Lybia
Liechtenstein
Lithuania Semlex Group
Luxembourg  Veridos
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
Maldives
Mali
Malta De La Rue
Marshall Islands
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova Semlex Group
Monaco
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique Semlex Group
Myanmar, Burma
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria Iris Corporation Berhad
Norway
Oman
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
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
Slovakia Giesecke & Devrient Slovakia S.R.O.
Slovenia
Solomon Islands Iris Corporation Berhad
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan Banknote Factory of the National Bank of Kazakhstan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tibet
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan Giesecke & Devrient/Veridos
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine State Enterprise ‘Polygraph Combine “Ukraina” for Securities Production’
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom De La Rue
United States United States Government Publishing Office and the United States Department of State
Uruguay Groupe Imprimerie Nationale
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Vatican City
Venezuela  Giesecke & Devrient/Veridos
Vietnam
British Virgin Islands
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe

*Arton Capital 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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