Latvia inks contract with Veridos for driver's licences


German identity solutions firm Veridos has agreed a contract with the Latvian Road Traffic Safety Directorate, which comes under the Latvian Ministry of Transport,  to supply Latvian driver's licenses and their personalisation.

The contractual period is five years. Latvian citizens will be offered a service whereby they will be able to pick up their driver's licenses within minutes of applying for it.

Veridos supplies EU-compliant blank driver's licenses made from polycarbonate and is also responsible for the personalization system.

"We look forward to working in partnership with the professional team at Veridos and to benefiting from the company's high level of commitment and reliability," explains Juris Teteris, Head of Driver’s License Department from the Road Traffic Safety Directorate.

"With the new contract, the Latvian Government is guaranteeing its citizens driver's licenses that are highly secure and that will remain so into the future, coupled with an exemplary license issuing service. We are very pleased that they have put their trust in us," says Veridos CEO Hans-Wolfgang Kunz.

The holders apply for their documents in person at 10 licensing offices located around the country. As part of this process, the required personal details are recorded. These include the applicant's name, class of driver's license, signature and a photo. The record of the applicant is then sent to the central transport registry and compared with the data held there. Finally, the driver's license is personalised directly on-site using a laser engraving process and the applicant can pick up their new license immediately.

Veridos are sponsoring and exhibiting at SDW 2016, 10-12 May, London, UK. SDW is a world-leading conference and exhibition event providing a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and on the new cutting-edge secure infrastructure now required to produce and use these advanced documents in live situations.

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