Tag Archives: Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan to produce biometric international passports after 6 months

By | January 9, 2018

The State Registration Service (SRS) plans to start issuing biometric international passports from the second half of 2018, Kabar with reference to the press service of the SRS reported. The equipment for the manufacture of passports has already been acquired with the support of UNDP and the Government of Japan. The new equipment provides a wide range of built-in personalization… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan to Hold Election Using Korea-Produced e-ID Card

By | September 18, 2017

Kyrgyzstan will hold its presidential election next month using South Korean produced e-National ID cards for its citizens.   This is according to the Korea International Cooperation Agency or KOICA, which is the eoul government’s development assistance agency.   The KOICA said Monday that the government of Kyrgyzstan decided to use the South Korean manufactured electronic ID cards for swift… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan: Biometric IDs Fuel Debate About Ethnicity

By | August 22, 2017

Kyrgyzstan’s government is distributing biometric ID cards with embedded microchips to its population, amid a rowdy polemic about whether the document should include information about the holder’s ethnicity. The issue is particularly sensitive, given the country’s Soviet legacy and its more recent history of inter-ethnic conflict. The government began handing out the new-look IDs in December. Proponents of… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan starts issuing ICAO-compliant eIDs

By | July 12, 2017

Central Asian state Kyrgyzstan has begun issuing ICAO-compliant eIDs. The National Electronic Identity Card (eID) is a new generation document that certifies the identity of a citizen of Kyrgyz Republic, using an integrated circuit chip. Beginning from May 2017, the State registration service under the Kyrgyz Government had started the enrollment of applications for issuing the National electronic identification cards… Read More »

Kyrgyzstan – Minister of Foreign Affairs: Biometric passports allow to establish a visa-free regime with other countries

By | May 25, 2017

AKIPRESS.COM – Biometric passports allow to establish a visa-free regime with other countries, Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Abdyldayev told a Parliament meeting on May 25.  MPs are reviewing ratification of memorandum between Kyrgyzstan and the United Arab Emirates on mutual visa exemption for official and diplomatic passport holders.  Abdyldayev said that the number of diplomatic passport holders… Read More »

Atambayev: biometric passports to make elections in Kyrgyzstan more fair

By | April 28, 2017

Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev discussed with Prime Minister Sooronbai Zheenbekov and Chief of Staff of President’s Office Sapar Isakov the start of introduction of electronic biometric passports in Kyrgyzstan, the presidential press office said. Atambayev stressed that the introduction of new passports is a landmark event in Kyrgyzstan that has significant meaning for creation of digital society. He noted… Read More »

KOMSCO supplies electronic ID cards to Kyrgyzstan

By | March 20, 2017

The Korea Minting, Security Printing & ID Card Operating Corp. (KOMSCO) has begun supplying national electronic identification (e-ID) cards to Kyrgyzstan, the company’s first exports of such cards. “Korea has been exporting its advanced systems such as electronic government (e-government). The export of the e-ID cards is meaningful since we have been diversifying our export items,” KOMSCO CEO… Read More »