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Latvijas pilsoņu pase

On Tuesday, May 28, the Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs (hereinafter – OCMA) shared its experience on the development process of the new Latvian passport model and innovative security solutions incorporated in the document, as well as on the development of the creative concept of the passport – the Latvian natural landscape – at the Secure ID forum in Riga. Latvia's new passport combines an excellent level of security with the latest innovations, and is an excellent example of how passport design can be successfully and harmoniously combined with the necessary anti-counterfeiting features.

The Forum, now held for the 11th year, brought together 25 ID innovation experts from more than 23 countries. The conference discussions and presentations focused on eGovernment, the digital wallet and digital transactions, as well as trends in artificial intelligence. Participants shared their experiences on identity documents, personal identification and verification issues, industry trends and challenges.

"By participating in the forum, OCMA had the opportunity to tell the success story of Latvia's new model passport. The innovative and beautiful design, together with the highest security solutions, places our passport at the top of the most trusted documents," says Maira Roze, Head of OCMA.

"Latvian identity documents have always moved with the times. They have been created by constantly improving the security level of the document, as well as by introducing the latest and most advanced authentication solutions," says Ēriks Vismanis, Head of Development of Personal Identification Documents and Related Technological Solutions.

About the new model passport

In February this year, OCMA won a high international award for its new model Latvian passport in the "Best New Regional Passport 2024" nomination. The award was given to the new passport for its excellent document design, combined with outstanding security features and innovative anti-counterfeiting solutions that meet the highest security requirements for state-of-the-art documents.

Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs
Public Relations Division, +371 67219185