All European Union Members and the countries of the Schengen agreement have to follow the administrative requirement to implement the Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), also known as the electronic European Residence Permit, starting from 2010 for the citizens from third countries, who reside in the EU or Schengen area.
The residence card contains digitalized data including two mandatory biometric features: facial image and two fingerprints of permit holders aged 6 years and older. Biometric fingerprint data is used to verify the authenticity of the residence permit and the cardholder’s identity.
The residence permit in smartcard form increases significantly the document security level in comparison to the previous version due to the polycarbonate material and integrated contactless chip which comply to the EU directives: Council Regulation (EC) No 1030/2002 and the amending Council Regulation (EC) No 380/2008.
In 2009 Trüb supplied the first BRP project EU-wide in the United Kingdom with pioneering success in this document segment. The comprehensive interface and inlay portfolio makes it possible for Trüb to deliver an attractive BRP standard solution based on the contactless technology, but also a multi-application dual interface or hybrid card including additional functionality for e-Government services.