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Republic of El Salvador

National ID Card


In 2011, Mühlbauer was awarded by the Govern­ment of El Salvador to implement and operate a comprehensive National ID Card Solution for the people of El Salvador. The solution comprised twenty enrollment-, personalization- and issuance offices in El Salvador. In addition, Mühlbauer enabled 16 El Salvadorian consulates in the USA and Canada to receive applications and issue National ID Cards to El Salvadorian citizens.
The solution comprised the actual ID card, approval and issuance clients, national database, biometric system, data and document management system, secure communication with all sites (national and international) via DEOS, as well as personalization machines and software. The project is based on a Public Private Partnership agreement and executed as a Built-Operate-Transfer (BOT) project.

In June 2015, the BOT-project was renewed for five additional years. Within the scope of the contract extension, the second generation of ID cards with enhanced security features will be issued. The Government intends to issue 3 million ID cards within the first 15 months, and a total of seven million cards from 2015 to 2020. Today, Mühlbauer employs over 250 people in El Salvador. Mühlbauer El Salvador, with its qualified staff, is the backbone for all Mühlbauer operations in Central America.