Citizen Identity

The Importance of Identity

The World Bank predicts there will be 11.2 billion people on the planet by 2100. Growth at this rate, combined with the social and economic challenges brought about by increased global travel, migration and security threats highlights the need for every person globally to have a legal and secure identity.

For citizens and governments it means:

  • Having the ability to prove existence and gain access to critical services
  • The freedom and mobility to move across national and international borders
  • A more secure society, underpinned by authentic data
  • The ability to effectively manage national resources
  • Providing for social development and inclusion in society


  • Freedom, entitlement, enablement, participation in society
  • Ability to prove their existence, access entitled rights and services, freedom and mobility


  • Grow society, protect citizens and borders, guarantee inclusion, social inclusion and fairness
  • Security of society, effective management of national resources, social development and inclusion, protect national reputation
Citizen Identity

Our Products

Our Solution

We believe that a legal and secure identity is the foundation that enables secure participation within society and the wider global economy and that authentic data is key to the success of any identity management solution.

We work with our customers, supplying key security components to the identity industry in the form of polycarbonate products and expertise, bio-data page laminate solutions and a via series of patented security print features.

Why De La Rue is the Right Partner

What you need What we offer How we’ve done it…

A trusted and secure identity


Contribution to the delivery of the most secure passport and national identity document solutions. Achieved through a range of world class security features, products, laminates and components.

  • We contribute to the production of over 15 million passport books per year
  • We offer unique IP within our Polycarbonate offerings
  • We offer 3 thin film laminate options
  • We use the knowledge and know how gained over 200 years of security print and banknote production
  • We hold the highest possible security accreditations in the industry
Citizen End To End

Access to a breadth of design knowledge and expertise


Highly sophisticated nationally iconic designs

Local Passport Tableicon
  • Award winning design consultancy service with a 100 year heritage providing a breadth and depth of experience across this specialist area
Citizen Single Platform

A partner who provides documents with the integrity to reinforce national reputation


We partner with you throughout the lifetime of your programme to ensure long term success

Citizen Identity

  • We have a proven track record in blending global deployment, local skills and partnerships with over 100 years of experience in identity management
  • We support you in the launch and on-going success of your solution with local education and awareness programmes
Citizen Comprehensive Partnership

Case Study

Rwanda eID

De La Rue is working with the government of Rwanda to create and implement a multi-functional smart eID card, providing Rwandans with a trusted and secure system for proving their identity and getting access to government services.

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Citizen Identity and the State Manufacturing Sector

Using our global insight and experience, we offer best of breed products and services, consulting and practical support to the state manufacturing sector.

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