The civil registry project of the Republic of Angola, awarded by the Ministry of Justice and starting in 2014, was designed to improve security standards in Angola and optimize the interoperability between ministries through a reliable database. Mühlbauer worked in close cooperation with its partner on site to provide the complete infrastructure for an accelerated and secure national registry of all citizens.
Within only six months, Mühlbauer provided the complete hardware and software infrastructure comprising about 200 decentralized enrollment sites which are equipped with a total of 525 easy-to-operate MB getID systems. They enable the comprehensive capturing of the applicants’ demographic and biometric data and the scanning of official document 17 decentralized DEOS-sites have been established to process the collected data and send it to designated notaries for verification. Thus, it is ensured that the registered individuals are legal citizens of the Republic of Angola. The verified data is stored in the central national register in Luanda. It manages all data to avoid duplicated identities and handles all relevant registration steps such as birth registration. Once an applicant’s data has been enrolled, a confirmation letter is issued. It is valid as soon as the data has been verified and serves as a breeder document for further ID documents. Due to extensive training, the local staff has been enabled to autonomously register 8 million people in a minimum of time.