Getting to the card production facility takes passing several checkpoints.
A bright refurbished room sharply contrasts with a gray building of the combine located in one of the Kyiv districts.
Before the new production line was installed here, everything in these rooms looked devastated, combine's director Maksym Stepanov says, offering shoe covers and a white robe needed to be worn to maintain maximum sterility.
Cards are made of polycarbonate - a material used in the production of almost all the ID-cards in the world. It is resistant to external influences, and its service life is 10 years.
"We can say that the cards we manufacture have a very high level of protection. We try to employ all the elements recommended by our colleagues, international organizations, criminal police of different countries, who we are constantly in touch with on anti-counterfeiting measures," the director notes.
"The design includes symbols of our country - the map, the emblem, and the flag. The anthem of Ukraine is microprinted as well. We believe that our citizens will be proud of their cards when showing them anywhere," Stepanov notes.
"Why did we choose the flash memory? From a security standpoint, it is considered the best option! In addition, flash memory lets you write down data and overwrite it. So, the card boasts of the latest technological features. This also applies to the card's protection. One of the conditions for obtaining a visa-free regime is the identification of citizens and document security. The EU is strongly concerned that the identification document issued in our country were well protected against counterfeiting. I'm sure we have succeeded here," the combine's director says.
After the Migration Service passes personal data to the combine, it will take it a day and a half in average to produce a card; its price, according to combine's employees, to be UAH 160 (approx. $6.43).