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