Mexico: Biometric registration improves the country’s civil registry

The Secretaría de Gobernación de México (SEGOB) chose Smartmatic to improve the country’s civil registry (Registro Nacional de Población, or RENAPO) to help safeguard the identity of every one of the country’s citizens.

Safeguarding the identities of 100 million people

We supplied 2,000 mobile biometric registration units to help authorities register fingerprint, iris, facial features and signature images of Mexican citizens ages 5-17. The resulting digital database will give everyone a new identity card.

Smartmatic supplied the solution’s architecture. We also provided systems integration, training and first level support to end users.

Our partner, Cross Match Technologies Inc., provided other advanced hardware and software.

Mexico has an estimated population of 110 million inhabitants, making it the second most populous country in Latin America, after Brazil. Mexican law requires that all the citizens be registered.