Kosovo goes mobile

The first countrywide rollout of a mobile driver’s license

The Republic of Kosovo is a young and modern nation in the middle of Europe that is always striving for innovation. This is especially true for their citizens’ IDs. After issuing the first European passports to support the new SAC protocol and providing state-of-the-art smart ID cards, Kosovo is now the first country in the world to offer a countrywide mobile driver’s license solution.

Kosovans can use the RKSmobileID app to display their driver’s license on their smartphone. Public authorities are then able to verify the license by using a matching app, also available on smartphones. The solution is based on the VeriGO® DriveID mobile driver’s license platform and can be expanded to act as an ID wallet for a variety of different IDs, including digital identity cards or mobile healthcare cards.

RKSmobileID is the first mobile driver’s license in the world to be implemented throughout an entire country. This innovative solution offers governments and their citizens many advantages:

Securing identities

VeriGO® DriveID ensures the integrity and security of the driver’s personal data at all times. With license holders’ data stored on an official database, the data displayed on the mobile driver’s license app is guaranteed to always be up to date.

Cost-efficient

Digitalizing the driver’s license makes it easier for governments to efficiently manage driver’s license data both internally and externally. Work processes are streamlined, making them more effective.

Always available

VeriGO® DriveID allows citizens to store and present their driver’s license at any time. The mobile driver’s license solution is available on every smartphone. A uniform appearance across every device and operating system makes it intuitive to use, promoting trust and ensuring quick adoption.

Frequently asked questions

How does Kosovo’s mobile driver’s license solution work?

The mobile driver’s license solution allows citizens to store and present their driver’s license at any time. The mobile driver’s license app is available for smartphones using Android 5.0 or above, or iOS 9.X or above. A uniform appearance across every device and operating system makes it intuitive to use, promoting trust and ensures quick adoption.

How will driver’s license holders in Kosovo get their mobile license?

Holders of a standard Kosovan driving license can obtain their mobile driving license through a simple process: First the user must download the app on the Google Play Store (Android) or the Apple App Store (iOS). Second, they must register for a mobile driver’s license with the respective Kosovan authorities. They will then be issued with an activation code. Then scan the activation code using the RKSmobileID app to start benefiting from the features of the new mobile driving license.

Who can use the app?

All citizens of the Republic of Kosovo who have a valid driving license can download the app and use it.

How is the driving license verified?

The process to verify a mobile driving license is always the same – and always secure: When asked to show driving license credentials, the user opens the app and selects “hand out” to initiate the verification. The app generates a QR code that can be scanned and verified by the requester, e.g. a law enforcement officer.

New physical driver’s licenses

Physical driver’s licenses in the Republic of Kosovo are also getting an upgrade. The new driver’s licenses combine an attractive new design with the latest security technologies. The Magic-ID security feature is particularly effective against forgery: it employs a 3D image that incorporates a fluid motion effect that changes depending on the viewing angle, allowing a simple and reliable visual check. Law enforcement carrying out roadside checks can quickly and accurately establish whether a license is genuine –without any need for technical assistance.

Learn more about Veridos’s range of driver’s license solutions here.

Get in touch with us to learn more about VeriGO® DriveID

 

Key facts

  • Project launched in February 2018
  • Solution based on VeriGO® DriveID platform by Veridos
  • First mobile driver’s license in the world to be implemented countrywide
  • Citizens can display their driver’s license on their smartphone for checks by public authorities
  • Veridos’s IMAGO software is used to register and verify users and manage data
  • It uses Veridos’s PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) to protect data and allow secure communication with the system
  • The solution can be expanded to include other IDs, such as digital identity cards or mobile healthcare cards
  • Simple peer-to-peer verification is also possible

 

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