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National ID Cards

NEC’s biometrics solutions have been incorporated onto numerous national ID schemes. Biometrics serves to accurately authenticate valid use of national ID cards by citizens. Additionally, our 1:n search capabilities are vital at the point of enrolment in the scheme.


  • Macau Multifunctional National-ID Card solution - 540,000 smart ID cards were issued to Macau residents.
  • South Africa - South African Home Affairs National Identity System (HANIS) - a fully integrated 10 fingerprint identity solution issued to over 45 million adults. Currently the world’s largest biometric database.
  • Chile