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Passports and other origin documents
Production, durability and anti-counterfeiting are subject to constant change. Fogra has been monitoring these developments since 1992 and the world's only accredited test laboratory for all tests on identity documents really does test everything: from security elements and materials to the electronics used and the underlying concepts.
We assist you in guaranteeing the reliability and functional safety of your passports and documents of origin for their entire life cycle. In this process, together we create trust in your products – worldwide.
Thanks to our quality and standards competence, you do not have to invest time in extensive standards research and their implementation. We are always up to date and can also make statements for future generations of standards.
We will answer any questions you may have in the field of passport and origin documents and will be happy to advise you. For us it is self-evident: We are absolutely trustworthy. You can rely on us!
With us you receive support for
the preparation of tender documents,
proof of the tender requirements from an independent organisation,
the confirmation of conformity to standards,
the replacement of individual components without loss of quality,
Cost reduction with the same quality,
the analysis of error scenarios,
the interpretation of testing standards,
the service life analysis.
Head of Security Applications
+49 89 431 82 - 271
We make it as easy as possible for you! Send us your samples without obligation. We will coordinate the further procedure with you by telephone.
For the ICAO conformity test we need from you
Samples that correspond as closely as possible in their layout and structure to the final products that will be issued later,
a detailed description of the security elements to be tested.
Visually and electronically, passports must be equipped with pattern personalisation. Ideally, you should send us a list of the "machine readable zone" (MRZ) electronically.
For the analysis of defective passports we need from you
both the defective and new, error-free passports,
a sample and error description as detailed as possible.
For an encrypted communication please send us your PGP key.
Please send the samples carefully packed, by express service and according to your safety requirements to:
Fogra Forschungsinstitut für Medientechnologien e.V.
Department Security Applications
85609 Aschheim b. München
After receiving the order and samples at Fogra, you will get an order confirmation, which contains all information about the test period, contact person and price.
All laboratory tests are carried out according to standardised test specifications and our high quality standards. Finally, we regularly pass audits and have our quality management system certified. After completion of the examination, we summarise the results in a report. If deviations from standards or functional failures occur during the test, we will contact you immediately and provide you with advice.
Depending on the amount of work involved, travel document verification typically costs between 160,- EUR and 7400,- EUR.
Ask for our price list for passport tests. I would also be pleased to provide you a non-binding offer: