The nice people at Gemalto also do id cards for the Saudis et al see http://www.gemalto.com/govt/sealys/id_solutions/index.html -
Gemalto is contributing to 15 national eID programs: in Europe (Belgium, Czech republic, Finland, Sweden, Portugal, Lithuania), in the middle east (Qatar, Oman, UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia) and in other areas.
Another gem (geddit?)
“The DVLA is recognised as a centre of excellence for the issue of high security national documents like the Driving Licence and Biometric Residence Permit,” commented Simon Tse, Chief Executive Officer of DVLA.this one from http://www.gemalto.com/php/pr_view.php?id=1257
The dvla are in the business of issuing Biometric Residence Permits - who knew?