Sealys Security features

he increase in international travel, growing threats from terrorism, high levels of identity fraud as well as illegal immigration means that our travel documents, ID and healthcare documents must be highly secure.

At Gemalto we take these threats seriously by ensuring that the secure document selected can be trusted, by using technologies and materials that are difficult to copy, use and come by.

Security features can be overt and covert, visible and invisible.

Traditional high security features available for all Sealys documents include guilloches background printing, rainbow printing, invisible fluorescent printing or mixed into visible ink, micro-printing, OVIs and modified fonts just to name a few.

At Gemalto we recommend 100% polycarbonate datapages or cards, tamperproof solid card bodies that are impossible to delaminate and that enable the deployment of some very unique security features.

strong visible security feature is the Sealys Window - a transparent window created inside the card making it impossible to copy and enabling quick checking. Laser engraving and several optical elements can also be combined within the window. Any attempts by forgers to tamper with the document will be immediately visible.

The new family of Gemalto’s innovative Sealys Secure Surfac features enhances the security of polycarbonate identity documents by combining different effects: light reflection, movement and tactile effects.

Sealys  Window 
The Swedish eID 
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Sealys Edge Sealer 
Sealys Color in Polycarbonate


Unique in the market, Sealys Edge Sealer is a laser engraving process applied during the personalization stage. Documents are laser-etched with markings along the edge of the document, thus adding an additional layer of security. The laser engravings ideally relate to the holder’s personal information, using their name, serial number, or other unique information.

Making forgery even more difficult, the Sealys Laser Sealer insures that criminals can’t change or add laser engraved information after personalization has taken place. The laser engraved image, signature or data is digitally manipulated to include slightly visible security marking. Post-lasering will be revealed by visible marks in the document.

Sealys secure documents have the highest electronic level of security with Sealys operating systems for electronic passports and other electronic identity documents, further enhancing the security of the document itself.

Sealys Color in Polycarbonate is the first laser printing solution to deliver an unalterable color image combined with the high security and exceptional durability of Polycarbonate at personalization stage.

As you will see on our web site, Gemalto has a wide variety of innovative security features that are available. These features are customizable according to your needs.

New Driving Licences

New driving licenses

dentification and accountability for better road safety

The driver's license is a document with multiple uses. On the road, it gives its holder the right to drive certain vehicles. Very often, it also serves as an identity document, particularly in countries which do not have a national identity card program. This is just one more reason why it has to be highly secure.

States have more recently developed the international ISO/IEC 18013 standard, which came into force in 2009 and outlines the framework for migration towards a secure, credit card-format document.


The standard stipulates the use of visual security elements comparable to those used on identity cards and passports. It also lays down a standardized structure for the basic data set (IS0 1813-1).

The material adopted by Europe is polycarbonate, a durable medium, which is hard to counterfeit. Cards of this type can have a life-cycle of over 10 years.

Gemalto offers a wide range of cards, from secure chipless cards to a high security cards with contact and contactless interfaces, as well as comprehensive solutions for driver management and registration, the issuance and checking of documents, in addition to managed services for the issuing of licenses on behalf of Governments, as in Norway.

With its expertise in polycarbonate and innovative security features, Gemalto is proud to contribute to the new Greek, Norwegian and UK driver' license initiatives.

Several countries have already opted for the credit card format and smart card for their driving license programs by selecting Gemalto as their partner.
IndiaAustralia,El Salvador and Mexico are just some of Gemalto's customers in this area.


Sealys Tachograph is an end-to-end solution designed to fulfill the requirements set by Council Regulation (EC) 1360/02. The solution comprises an electronic tachograph application installed to the Sealys.

MultiApp platform, a polycarbonate or PET card body, and an issuance solution. Sealys Tachograph is designed to meet the most advanced security requirements of long-term application programs, such as those launched by national governments and European transport agencies.

The Sealys Tachograph solution has been implemented in over 10 countries, including France, the Netherlands, Portugal and Turkey.

Electronic Vehicle Registration Cards (eVRC)

There is growing interest in the introduction of a highly secure electronic registration document to fight fraud, gain savings by dematerializing processes and bring convenience to government administration, private businesses and citizens with effective e-Services.

Gemalto Electronic Vehicle Registration cards offer a flexible approach for electronic vehicle registration card and its related use cases from modules to turn-key projects.

We can offer:

  • Versatile IAS electronic application for secure vehicle data storage and eServices with secure polycarbonate or PET/PVC cards
  • Flexible end-to-end solution: enrolment, issuance, verification, eGovernment infrastructure
  • Managed issuance services to leverage the power of outsourcing

With Gemalto Electronic Vehicle Registration cards, you can:

  • provide ultimate document security and effectively prevent attempts to modify or change data 
  • allow secure identification of the owner
  • facilitate efficient road side checks
  • track the entire life cycle of new and second-hand cars
  • enable smarter management for taxes, insurances and fines


El Salvador introduced eVehicle registration card in 1998 to streamline and centralize administrative processes as well as to tighten up security in order to fight vehicle theft, illegal importation, identity theft, and to reduce fraud related to counterfeit documents. The smart card solution helped to fully automate procedures and processes for government management of vehicle registration, licensing and tax and fine payments. It also enhanced safety for the general public. Furthermore, it improved the Tax Administration’s ability to collect fees compared to the previous procedures. In the first year of the new service, tax evasion was reduced with a 35 percent annual increase of taxes paid compared to the previous year. The higher rate of collection in the vehicle circulation tax was due to a greater control and ease of payment procedures.

India implemented an infrastructure that now offers immediate access to information about drivers and their vehicles to police and other authorities. The latest development has been a common layout for eVRC with standard security features for all states (cross-border verification.

In addition to road safety prevention measures that will leverage applications such as "Point-record driving license" and vehicle control history, Moroccan Ministry of Transport aims to use e-driver's license and vehicle registration cards to provide citizens with a set of services that touch multiple facets of their daily lives.

Morocco’s eDL and eVRC could gather future applications for public transportation, motorways tolls, insurance and tax payments, etc.


Electronic Healthcare Solutions

Electronic Healthcare Solutions

eliable, secure, efficient and connected healthcare IT systems are essential for reducing cost by cutting the heavy administration bills normally associated with public healthcare programs. They are also key to preventing fraud - one of the biggest problems in balancing social security budgets. Furthermore, the deployment of an eHealthcare IT system streamlines the prescription process, improves the quality of care given and simplifies electronic healthcare records management through a coordinated health service process.

Gemalto is the trusted partner in several countries around the world and contributes to more efficient national healthcare systems for the benefit of patients, health insurances and health professionals.


Gemalto’s eHealthcare IT solutions mean better control and services. Providing the complete eHealthcare IT solution or part of it, Gemalto is the digital security expert for protecting personal health data while securely connecting all actors.

Gemalto offers a complete set of flexible, personalized solutions to meet all requirements and suit your needs:

  • Complete eHealthcare IT system
  • Personalized health insurance card
  • Health professional cards & tokens
  • Health readers
  • Authentication gateway
  • Card Management System
  • Trust center technology


With references in AlgeriaAzerbaijanGabonGermany, China, Finland, FranceMexicoPuerto Rico,Slovenia and in Europe with the European Health card, Gemalto is a strong and reliable partner.

Travel documents

Travel Documents



Gemalto offers a complete end-to-end ePassport solution. From issuance and personalization of highly secure travel documents to enrolmen and strong border contro security solutions, Gemalto can offer the whole product or supply any part of the chain, with fully compliant, highly secure, tailor-made solutions in your hand, when you want it, safe, secure and trusted. 

Gemalto also offers a wide range of components and solutions for National Printer that are issuing electronic passports.
ur core offer is Sealys eTravel, our ICAO compliant secure embedded software, which offers the highest level of performance and interoperability in the market. 

Sealys Premium Inlay and Sealys premium eCover are our ultra-thin and flexible inlays and electronic covers for easy integration in booklet manufacturing process along with the support from our experts and technical consultants for optimal results.For security conscious printers, we offer polycarbonate datapages, for the highest level of security and the use of innovative security features combining optical and visual features. We offer the innovation of secure Color picture in polycarbonate with no compromise on security and durability.
ealys ePassport components sustain the real-world stress of stringent day-to-day use and thus have a long lifetime up to 10 years in the field. This is ensured by rigorous durability requirements surpassing ICAO standards.


Gemalto contributes to over 30 national ePassport programs to date. This achievement reflects the continued growth of identity markets and leadership of Sealys eTravel solutions from complete solutions or specific key components. Gemalto's passport references includes in rticular Belgiu Côte d'ivoire,EstoniaDenmarkFranceKoreaLatviaMaltaMoldovaMoroccoNorwayPortugalSingaporeSwedenand theUnited States of America.

National IDs

National IDs

mproving security, slashing ID fraud and theft and creating a secure infrastructure for new on-line access are high on every government’s agenda, with a call for greater security features and the necessary legislation to implement them.

According to recent figures, ID theft is escalating and the consequential costs to national economies following suit. But as the leading provider of secure, tailor-made ID solutions, Gemalto can help governments improve security and deploy electronic applications to offer better public services and cut administration costs.


Gemalto's ID fully-compliant smart card-based solutions increase citizen protection, contribute to better control immigration and offer an effective means of ID checking, using security that is always one step ahead. Gemalto offers a variety of secure ID documents with a range of professional solutions for a complete solution, which can be delivered as individual systems or using a managed service option. 

Gemalto is contributing to 25 national eID programs: in Europe (BelgiumCzech republicFinland,Sweden,PortugalLithuania), in the middle east (QatarOman, UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia) and in other areas.

Residence Permits

Sealys eResidence Permit by Gemalto offers the most complete, versatile electronic European Residence Permit (eERP) solution tailored to customer needs.
Sealys eResidence Permit enables governments to realize significant cost savings and reduce fraud and illegal immigration.
Gemalto has supplied Sealys Residence Permit solutions to numerous countries, including the first generation of chipless products and now the second generation smart card based solutions.

Sealys MultiApp ID

Sealys MultiApp ID is a Global Platform smart card solution for eID, eDriving License, eRegistration Certificate and eHealthcare. It is a Public Key Java Card designed to meet the most advanced security requirements of long-term multi-application programs such as the ones launched by governments and health insurances. Sealys MultiApp ID has been Common Criteria EAL 5+ certified.

Sealys ID Motion

With contributions to more than 80 eGovernment programs to date, Gemalto has played a front-line role in making the new paradigm of secure multi-service electronic ID cards a reality. Drawing on its extensive experience, the company has devised an innovative turnkey solution to federate eID programs across multiple government agencies, bringing together the best of smart card technology, software solutions and multi-service apps.

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