In December 2022, the MOI signed the contract with the German technology expert Mühlbauer ID Services GmbH in consortium with S&T to set up a new System for the Issuance of Bulgarian Identity Documents. The contract is for 10 years and contains several types of identity documents such as passports, identity cards, driving license, residence permit and many more. The project is entering its specification phase. A first milestone of the project is to build the Centralized Personalisation Center and update the Public Enrollment Center in Sofia. Its infrastructure will then be connected to the MOI and police of Bulgaria.
The ID card and further parts of the project are planned to go live mid of 2024.