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Made in Greece, electronic citizen ID cards and passports of Cyprus Republic

The electronic citizen ID cards and passports of the Cyprus Republic are Made in Greece. Hundreds of thousands have already been delivered!

The new electronic citizen identity cards and passports held by the Cyprus Republic citizens are “made in Greece” and have been produced at the facilities of Veridos Matsoukis Security Printing S.A. in Athens.

Within less than a year from the signature of the contract, Veridos Matsoukis S.A. delivered to the Cyprus Republic Authorities the new citizens’ electronic ID cards and passports, and the new electronic residence permits, in compliance with the recent standards of the European Union.

A similar number of travel documents deliveries is scheduled for 2021.

All documents, are produced in Greece by Veridos Matsoukis S.A., using state of the art equipment and they are certified with the most advanced international quality and security standards. In addition, they fully comply with the European specification and fulfill all security standards to avoid counterfeit and falsification, as well as for the protection of the citizens and their personal data.

It should be also mentioned that, Veridos, the mother company, has also undertaken the upgrade of the equipment and software system at the facilities at the State of Cyprus.

Cyprus is one out of the 40 countries, the security travel documents of which (identity cards, passports, etc.) are produced in Greece.

“The secret for our success”, stated Dimitrios Matsoukis, Managing director of the company, “is that, we have achieved to combine throughout time long lasting experience, German technology and Greek technique and high quality, thus gaining the trust of many states and governments around the world.

Veridos Matsoukis S.A. as a Team of Companies with the Hellenic Telecommunications Organization (OTE), BYTE SA, the Portuguese INCM and with the support of the Bank of Greece, participates in the Tender for the new Greek identity cards and passports.

Dimitris Matsoukis underlined that “Veridos is the only offer assuring that the project implementation shall be held in Greece by Greek companies, with huge experience in their field, reinforcing country’s productive tissue and creating hundreds of new work positions.

About Veridos Μatsoukis Security Printing S.A.

Veridos Matsoukis S.A. is a joint venture between Veridos GmbH, seated in Germany and Matsoukis Graphic Arts S.A., seated in Athens. It was founded in 2007 and it gives continuity to the proud legacy of “Alex. Matsoulis Graphic Arts, S.A., which for several decades was the biggest security printing supplier in Greece.

Veridos GmbH is a joint venture between Giesecke + Devrient GmbH and Bundesdruckerei GmbH, the two biggest German providers of high-security technologies.


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