Jordan’s new national electronic ID receives recognition

The new national electronic ID (eID) in Jordan was recognized as the industry’s best ID document in the recent High Security Printing EMEA, annual awards event in Poland. The presentation was made by Reconnaissance, organizers of the High Security Printing EMEA Conference on 20 February in a special ceremony. The award reflects both best practice in security design and innovation in digital development.

Jordan’s successful eID program is a result of the vision and inspiration from His Majesty King Abdullah the Second to create a fully electronic government by 2020. The eID program was initiated by His Majesty to improve the government’s performance in service delivery, efficiency, accuracy, cost and time management to complete transactions and achieve high levels of satisfaction.



This project was launched by His Majesty the King in 2016. Today, more than 3 million civil ID cards have been issued in the country.  Gemalto is supplying its highly secure polycarbonate​ contactlesseID cards along with a comprehensive suite of enrolment, card personalization and issuance solutions for the reliable management of all processes.The citizen’s details are both laser-engraved in the card and securely stored in the microprocessor to enable officials to verify the identity of the holder.

The new national identity card combines state-of-the-art digital and graphical security features and offers the Jordanian government the ability to seamlessly add new applications after issuance. As a result, it can leverage on initial investment and develop new secure eGov services and applications at its own pace.

Based on the visions of His Majesty King Abdullah, the government has placed high importance to the development of electronic services. Combining advanced security, the Jordan eID is the result of a highly effective partnership between Gemalto’s team of security experts and Jordan authorities