Iceland ID Card

New in DocumentChecker: Iceland’s ID Card

On March 11, Registers Iceland issued an ID Card for all Icelandic citizens. It is now available in Keesing DocumentChecker. This is the world’s first travel document made using portrait format, implementing the new ICAO specification for TD1 documents. This travel document is valid within the countries of the European Economic Area as it contains a contactless chip, eliminating the need of a passport. Iceland’s first-ever ID card accommodates groups unable to provide documents such as a driver’s license.

Older cards issued before January 1, 2013, expired on December 1, 2023, and cards issued from that date until March 1, 2024 will expire on December 31, 2025. 

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The new ICAO standard gives countries the choice of using the vertical or horizontal portrait format. The vertical portrait in this document allows a larger picture, facilitating easier comparison with the cardholder to better detect impostor fraud.

Security Features 

The document number and photograph are repeated in a multiple laser image (MLI). Other security features include hologram, QR-code, relief embossing, and optically variable ink (OVI), among others.

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