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Presentation of passport of the Republic of Lithuania at the Council of the European Union

On 27 June 2019, presentation on the new passport of the Republic of Lithuania was delivered to representatives of the European Union member states at the meeting of the Working Party on Frontiers/False Documents/Mixed Committee of the Council of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. The new passports of the Republic of Lithuania have been issued to its citizens since 20 May 2019. The new design of this updated passport was presented focusing on the main differences from the previously issued documents. Newly integrated most advanced technological security features which were never used in Lithuanian personal identity documents, such as transparent window and multicolour image fluorescing under UV light were introduced.

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Visit of Thales Group representative

On 18 June 2019, Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance was visited by representative of international Thales Group (former Gemalto company up to April 2019), its vice-president Tommi Nordberg, who delivered presentation of the major changes in the company.

Thales designs and builds electrical systems and provides services for the aerospace, defence, transportation, and now is the main producer of security documents in the world. This company is a provider of biodata pages for passports of the Republic of Lithuania.

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Conference and exhibition in Riga


On 29-30 May 2019, director of the Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance Klemensas Rimšelis and deputy director Leonas Stankevičius attended international conference “Secure Identification” held in Riga, Republic of Latvia. More than 200 delegates from all over the world were acquainted with the most advanced security printing technologies and document designing trends, and were informed about the cases of document forgery.

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Presentation of the new passport of the Republic of Lithuania

On 20 May 2019, the first new type updated passports were issued to the  citizens of the Republic of Lithuania. For marking this important event, on 21 May 2019, Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance (hereinafter – the Service) invited more than 50 guests from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Identity Documents Personalisation Centre and State Border Guard Service under the Ministry of the Interior, Forensic Science Centre of Lithuania, Migration Department of the Chief Police Headquarters of Vilnius District Municipality and other institutions, as well as representatives of the producer of the new passport UAB “Garsų pasaulis”.  More

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Conference in Germany

On 14-15 May 2019, international conference “E-identity documents and e-technological security” was arranged in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Together with several hundred participants from all over the world, the conference was attended by the director Klemensas Rimšelis and deputy director Leonas Stankevičius from the Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance.

Participants of the conference got acquainted with the ways of linking information technologies (IT) with technological security features for appropriate document security. The newest type Driving licence of the Netherlands (which also serves as an identity document) was introduced, as well as certain e-services that could be obtained by the inhabitants of the country using those driving licences. The focus was laid on some African countries, e. g. the Federal Republic of Nigeria, were attempts are made to integrate identity documents with bank payment cards.

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Visit of Gemalto company representatives

On 8 May 2019, Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance was visited by representatives of international Gemalto company (since April 2019 belonging to Thales Group) Petri Lahonen and Jenni Anjala.

Gemalto stands out as the most important high security printer throughout the world. This company is a provider of biodata pages for passports of the Republic of Lithuania. The guests introduced the forthcoming changes in the activity of the company, assured the stability and improvement in the quality of products and manufacturing processes. Director of the Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance Klemensas Rimšelis appreciated successful mutual cooperation.

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Conference and exhibition in Malta

On 25-27 March 2019, international conference on the issues of high security printing for Europe, Middle East and Africa (High Security Printing EMEA) was held for the 16th time in Malta. Together with 300 delegates from more than 50 countries, the conference and exhibition on security printing technologies was attended by the director Klemensas Rimšelis and deputy director Leonas Stankevičius from the Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance.
Participants of the conference got acquainted with the most advanced security printing technologies, were informed about the cases of document forgery and banknote counterfeit, and saw the newest security documents in the world (Passport of the Republic of Poland, Personal identity card of the Republic of Estonia, Driving licence of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, etc.).

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Visit of the Minister of Finance


On 24 January 2019, Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance was visited by the Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania Vilius Šapoka, Chancellor of the Ministry Giedrius Rimša and Adviser to the Minister Raminta Stanaitytė-Česnulienė.

Director of the Service Klemensas Rimšelis made an exhaustive presentation of the activity of the Service and its major performed functions. The guests were shown around the premises of the Service and acquainted with the main facts of its activity. The newest secure state documents designed by the specialists of the Service were introduced, which are ranked among the most technologically protected documents in the world. That is proved by received international awards.

Minister of Finance thanked the specialists of the Service for their conscientious work, and emphasized the importance of their performed activity.

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TRUSTECH conference and exhibition in Cannes

TRUSTECH, the main event for trust digital technologies, was held from 27 to 29 November 2018. Professionals from the trust-based technologies industry took centre stage at the three-day event at the Palais des Festivals centre in Cannes, France. More than 300 exhibitors met the international community during TRUSTECH, which featured over 250 international keynote speakers, including talented young entrepreneurs and opinion-leaders addressing such issues as payments, financial services, commerce, identification and data security. Together with numerous participants of the conference, director of the Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance Klemensas Rimšelis and deputy director Leonas Stankevičius attended this event to get acquainted with the most advanced technologies of document security.

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Exhibition “Identity and travel documents in Lithuania”

Service of Technological Security of State Documents under the Ministry of Finance together with Identity Documents Personalisation Centre under the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, National Museum – Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, as well as collectors Vytautas Šaikus and Rolandas Česiūnas arranged the exhibition “Identity and travel documents in Lithuania” on the premises of the National Museum lasting from 7 November 2018 until 16 February  2019.
The exhibition displays original identity and travel documents issued since the times of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania compiled in different museums, various institutions and private collections. The documents are presented according to the time of their issuance: during the Russian Empire, the First World War – in Vilnija and Klaipėda regions, during the first year after the declaration of independence of the Republic of Lithuania on 16 February 1918 – internal and foreign passports, during war and post-war years, in the Soviet Era, as well as identity and travel documents used after the restoration of independence of Lithuania. The only still extant original document with the visa issued by Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara during the Second World War is also displayed.
The exhibition enables comparing identity and travel documents issued during the interwar period and after the restoration of independence of Lithuania.
For more information visit: https://www.valdovurumai.lt/lankytojams/parodos/asmens-tapatybes-ir-keliones-dokumentai-lietuvoje