National ID Card & eGates
The national identity project of Georgia was awarded by the Public Service Development Agency of the Ministry of Justice and started in 2010. The introduction of the most advanced eID card worldwide set a milestone in the field of ID document solutions. The polycarbonate dual interface card does not only serve as a national ID document, but it also holds an embedded chip for different services like digital signature, eBanking, eHealth, access control, payment function and public transport applications. This project is an outstanding example for the seamless integration of established standards and latest innovations into an existing infrastructure. The system architecture was enhanced by a centralized personalization site in the capital city and two decentralized sites; all of these centers were equipped with the latest personalization technologies and mailing systems for the issuance of the finished documents. Five MB getID Mobile units were added to the existing network of decentralized enrollment sites. Mühlbauer produced the high-secure blank documents in Germany and quarterly delivered them to a central warehouse in Georgia. They were then distributed to the three personalization sites.
In 2011, the follow-up project was awarded by the Ministry of Internal Affairs: the implementation of Automated Border Control units at the higher frequented Georgian airports of Tbilisi, Batumi and Kutaisi, and at four pedestrian border crossing points. The fast and reliable verification of Georgian citizens includes the matching of an individual's personal data with a variety of databases like the citizen register and several alert lists.