Information technology - Personal identification - ISO-compliant driving licence - Part 1: Physical characteristics and basic data set (Adopted ISO/IEC 18013-1:2018, second edition, 2018-08)
Standards development within the Information Technology sector is harmonized with international standards development. Through the CSA Technical Committee on Information Technology (TCIT), Canadians serve as the SCC Mirror Committee (SMC) on ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1 on Information Technology (ISO/IEC JTC1) for the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the ISO member body for Canada and sponsor of the Canadian National Committee of the IEC. Also, as a member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Canada participates in the International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee (ITU-T).
For brevity, this Standard will be referred to as CSA ISO/IEC 18013-1 throughout.
This Standard supersedes CAN/CSA-ISO/IEC 18013-1:06 (adopted ISO/IEC 18013-1:2005). At the time of publication, ISO/IEC 18013-1:2018 is available from ISO and IEC in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO and IEC.
The International Standard, was reviewed by the CSA TCIT under the jurisdiction of the CSA Strategic Steering Committee on Information Technology and deemed acceptable for use in Canada. From time to time, ISO/IEC may publish addenda, corrigenda, etc. The TCIT will review these documents for approval and publication. For a listing, refer to the Current Standards Activities page at standardsactivities.csa.ca. This Standard has been formally approved, without modification, by the Technical Committee and has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This document establishes guidelines for the design format and data content of an ISO-compliant driving licence (IDL) in regard to both visual human-readable features and ISO machine-readable technologies. It creates a common basis for international use and mutual recognition of the IDL without impeding individual national/community/regional motor vehicle authorities in taking care of their specific needs.
The design approach of the IDL ISO ID-1 size card is to establish a secure domestic driving permit (DDP) for both human verification and machine readability and accompanying booklet with sleeve insert pocket for international use instead of the international driving permit (IDP) paper document (see Annex G).
The basic document design premises include:
— A minimum common mandatory data element set.
— A common layout for ease of recognition.
— Minimum security requirements for both human and machine verification.
— Interoperability of the machine-readable content.
At the discretion of national/community/regional motor vehicle authorities it allows for:
— Inclusion of supplementary optional data elements to meet the needs of specific national/community/regional requirements apart from the minimum common mandatory data element set.
— Additional document physical security elements at the option of national/community/regional authorities, and facilitates international procurements.
— Incorporation of ISO/IEC JTC1/SC17 machine-readable technologies including integrated circuit with contacts and contactless integrated circuit technology, and ISO/IEC JTC1/SC31 1-dimensional / 2-dimensional bar codes, at the option of national/community/regional authorities.
— Incorporation of current and future technologies (including biometrics, cryptography, data compression) at the option of national/community/regional authorities.
A major benefit of these design premises is that a single card may serve a dual purpose of both a national/community/regional licence as well as an internationally recognized licence. Therefore, one card, in most cases, can replace the need for two documents. Alternatively, those countries that choose to maintain their individual domestic design or not to use Latin characters on their domestic driving licence for example can issue a second card with or without ISO machine-readable technologies. This second card can serve as DDP to be used with the accompanying booklet with sleeve insert pocket for international use instead of the current IDP paper document.
This new IDL design yields a document that:
— Is more secure from counterfeiting and alteration than the previous DDP and IDP documents.
— Allows authorities to verify the authenticity of the document.
— Integrates the personal data into a secure ID-1 size medium.
— Allows a more reliable identification of the licence holder.
— Allows for machine-readable technologies.
— Facilitates information exchange and mutual recognition among motor vehicle authorities.
— Allows the IDL to serve simultaneously as a DDP and IDP when accompanied by the booklet.
Issuing authorities may introduce other functions to an IDL provided that it does not interfere with the driving licence function and the requirements in this document are not compromised.
Information Technology - Personal Identification - ISO-Compliant Driving Licence - Part 1: Physical Characteristics and Basic Data Set (Adopted ISO/IEC 18013-1:2005, first edition, 2005-08-15)