Regula Chronicles: Norwegian passport, 2020
On the eve of the fairy winter holidays, we would like to devote the issue of #RegulaChronicles to a newly created Norwegian passport, 2020. The document concept was designed by @neuedesignstudio and based on motifs from beautiful Norwegian nature and rich culture. Fjords, mountains, forests, rivers, sunsets and the northern lights are woven into the design of passport pages. Hidden details of these images come to life under UV light.
An ordinary passport of a Norwegian citizen is made with a red-colored cover. Gold stamping decorates the front cover. Inside the document there are 7 holder’s portraits. The main portrait on the polycarbonate data page is laser engraved and secured by a DOVID. The second portrait is laser perforated. The third one, being a part of the MLI, interchanges with the date of birth when the passport is tilted. The reverse side of the data page includes one more laser engraved portrait. A holder’s image is also stored in the RFID chip, integrated into the structure of the insert. The last two portraits secure page 3: one of them is invisible in white light and fluoresces under UV light.
On October 19, 2020 Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide and Minister of Justice and Public Security Monica Mæland were the first to receive new Norwegian passports.
Images of the document used in the video are taken from the Information Reference System (IRS) “Secure Documents Ultimate”. It contains detailed descriptions of security features in documents and banknotes as well as their images captured in white, IR and UV light.
The IRS “Secure Documents Ultimate” provides you with information about documents and banknotes from 212 countries and territories, including 2680 passports, 199 currencies, 174 visas and 909 vehicle-related documents.