Atlas of passports

The Atlas is intended for express authenticity verification and advanced examination of passports, ID cards and other travel documents.

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Atlas of Passports is a reference edition which is periodically updated. At present the atlas consists of 9 volumes in Russian and English which contain systematized illustrated descriptions of identity and travel documents and their security features.

Each volume contains 200 documents arranged by country in alphabetical order. The description of each document is placed on a separate page.

Special editions arranged by country and document type can be compiled at customer’s request.

9 volumes of Atlas of Passports include:

The structure of document description

SectionDescriptionIllustration
General information
  • Image of a document cover scaled down to 60–70%
  • General characteristics of a document:
    • color, cover material, text and emblem printing methods,
    • methods of binding and stitching the document block with the cover and materials used in this process,
    • serial number of the document, its location, the way it is applied, etc.
    • holder’s portrait, its location, the way it is applied, etc.
    • availability of security film and its features.
  • Table which contains information about the size and the volume of the document, the location of the main data, etc.
Holder’s data
  • General view of the data page in white, UV 254 and 365 nm, infrared 980 nm (anti-Stokes luminescence) spectral ranges with the portrait of the holder, holder’s data, information on the issuance of the document and the MRZ.
  • Brief description of the page and its security features and techniques.
  • Image of the security element with its alphanumeric code deciphered in the table "Elements of the authenticity control".

Page special in design
  • General view of the page special in design that differs from typical pages in printing technology, security features and design, in white, UV 254 and 365 nm, infrared 980 nm (anti-Stokes luminescence) spectral ranges.
  • Brief description of the page and its security features and techniques.
  • Image of the security element with its alphanumeric code deciphered in the table "Elements of the authenticity control".
Typical pages
  • General view of one of the inner pages similar in design and its security features in white, UV 254 and 365 nm, infrared 980 nm (anti-Stokes luminescence) spectral ranges.
  • Brief description of the page and its security features and techniques.
  • Image of the security element with its alphanumeric code, deciphered in the table "Elements of authenticity control".

Application

  • Border control/immigration services
  • Customs authorities
  • Law-enforcement agencies
  • Forensic laboratories
  • Law enforcement education institutions
  • Other agencies and organizations authorized to check documents

Atlas of Passports, volume 1–9

Quantity Volume № 
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Total
documents 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 200 1 800
pages 253 202 202 202 202 202 202 202 202 1 869

Size, mm — 210×297 (A4)

Construction:

  • format — hardcover
  • method of binding — detachable 4-ring mechanism.
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