Federal Office for Information Security (BSI)

Technical guidelines regarding electronic ID documents

There are various technical guidelines and protection profiles for the different electronic ID documents. These refer to both the documents and the readers, from application over issuing through to reading.

A list of all of the technical guidelines, sorted according to the TR-number is provided below.

Under "Guideline" you can find more about the contents of the respective technical guideline, each single file being linked under "Documents" (some are available in German only).

GuidelineDocuments

BSI-TR-02102

(in German)

BSI TR-02102-1 "Kryptographische Verfahren: Empfehlungen und Schlüssellängen" Version: 2017-01 (PDF, 987KB, File does not meet accessibility standards)
BSI-TR-03104BSI TR-03104 Technische Richtlinie zur Produktionsdatenerfassung, -qualitätsprüfung und -übermittlung für Pässe, Version 2.1.5 (PDF, 610KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03104 Annex 1 Qualitätsanforderungen bei der Erfassung und Übertragung der Lichtbilder als biometrische Merkmale für elektronische Pässe (QS-Gesicht), Version 2.1.5 (PDF, 1MB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03104 Annex 2 Qualitätsanforderungen bei der Erfassung und Übertragung der Fingerabdrücke als biometrische Merkmale für elektronische Pässe (QS-Finger), Version 2.1.5 (PDF, 909KB, File does not meet accessibility standards)
BSI TR-03104 Annex 3 Datenaustauschformat für die Übermittlung von Daten für elektronische Pässe (XPass-Datenmodell), Version 2.1.5 (PDF, 4MB, File does not meet accessibility standards)
BSI TR-03104 Annex 4 Konformität zur Technischen Richtlinie zur Produktionsdatenerfassung,-qualitätsprüfung und -übermittlung für Pässe (Konformität), Version 2.1.5 (PDF, 512KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03104 Schemadateien, Version 2.1.5 (zip, 36KB, File does not meet accessibility standards) (in German)

BSI-TR-03104

(in German)

BSI TR-03104 Technische Richtlinie zur Produktionsdatenerfassung, -qualitätsprüfung und -übermittlung für hoheitliche Dokumente (TR PDÜ hD), Version 3.2.2 (PDF, 2MB, File is accessible)
BSI-TR-03105BSI TR-03105 Conformity Tests for Official Electronic ID Documents Version 2.5 (PDF, 132KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03105 Part 1.1 A framework for Official Electronic ID Document conformity tests, Version 1.04.1  (PDF, 413KB, File does not meet accessibility standards)
BSI TR-03105 Part 1.2 Component Specification RFID, Version 1.02.1  (PDF, 112KB, File does not meet accessibility standards)
BSI TR-03105 Part 2 Test Plan for Official Electronic ID Documents with Secure Contactless Integrated Circuit, Version 3.0 (PDF, 590KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03105 Part 3.1 Test plan for eMRTD Application Protocol and Logical Data Structure, Version 1.2 (PDF, 221KB, File is accessible)

BSI TR-03105 Part 3.2 Test plan for eMRTDs with EACv1 Version 1.3  (PDF, 4MB, File does not meet accessibility standards)

BSI TR-03105 Part 3.2 Test plan for eMRTDs with EACv1 Version 1.4.1 (PDF, 3MB, File does not meet accessibility standards)

BSI TR-03105 Part 3.3 Test plan for eID-Cards with Advanced Security Mechanisms EAC 2.0, Version 1.03 (PDF, 3MB, File is accessible)
Amendment to BSI TR-03105 Part 3.3 (PDF, 620KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03105 Part 3.4 Test plan for eID-cards with eSign-application acc. to BSI TR-03117 (PDF, 1,002KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03105 Part 4 Test plan for ICAO compliant Proximity Coupling Device (PCD) on Layer 1-4 Version 3.0 (PDF, 675KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03105 Part 5.1 Test plan for ICAO compliant Inspection Systems with EACv1, Version 1.41 (PDF, 2MB, File does not meet accessibility standards)
BSI TR-03105 Part 5.2 Test plan for eID and eSign compliant eCard reader systems with EAC 2; Version 1.1 (PDF, 6MB, File is accessible)
Amendment to BSI TR-03105 Part 5.2 V1.1 (PDF, 174KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03105-5 ReferenceDataSet (zip, 312KB, File does not meet accessibility standards)
BSI-TR-03110BSI TR-03110-1 Advanced Security Mechanisms for Machine Readable Travel Documents – Part 1 - Version 2.20 (PDF, 722KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03110-2 Advanced Security Mechanisms for Machine Readable Travel Documents – Part 2 - Version 2.21 (PDF, 754KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03110-3 Advanced Security Mechanisms for Machine Readable Travel Documents – Part 3 – Version 2.21 (PDF, 2MB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03110-4 Advanced Security Mechanisms for Machine Readable Travel Documents – Part 4 – Version 2.21 (PDF, 1MB, File is accessible)
EAC Worked Example to TR-03110 (zip, 1MB, File does not meet accessibility standards)
BSI-TR-03111
(in German)
BSI TR-03111 Elliptic Curve Cryptography, Version 2.0 (PDF, 625KB, File does not meet accessibility standards)
BSI-TR-03112
(in German)
BSI TR-03112 Teil 1 eCard-API-Framework - Overview, Version 1.1.5 (PDF, 1MB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03112 Teil 2 eCard-API-Framework – eCard-Interface, Version 1.1.5 (PDF, 1MB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03112 Teil 3 eCard-API-Framework Management-Interface, Version 1.1.5 (PDF, 2MB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03112 Teil 4 eCard-API-Framework ISO24727-Interface Version 1.1.5 (PDF, 4MB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03112 Teil 5 eCard-API-Framework Support-Interface, Version 1.1.5 (PDF, 633KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03112 Teil 6 eCard-API-Framework IFD-Interface, Version 1.1.5 (PDF, 1MB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03112 Teil 7 eCard-API-Framework – Protocols, Version 1.1.5 (PDF, 2MB, File is accessible)

BSI-TR-03116_2

(in German)

BSI TR-03116-2 Kryptographische Vorgaben für Projekte der Bundesregierung Teil 2, Stand: 2017 (PDF, 823KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03116-4 Kryptographische Vorgaben für Projekte der Bundesregierung Teil 4, Stand: 2017 (PDF, 834KB, File is accessible)

BSI-TR-03117

(in German)

BSI TR-03117 eCards mit kontaktloser Schnittstelle als sichere Signaturerstellungseinheit, Version 1.0 (PDF, 719KB, File is accessible)
BSI-TR-03118BSI TR-03118-1 (Prüfspezifikation zur TR-03104) Prüfspezifikation Biometrie I: Hardwarekomponenten (PS Biometrie I), Version 2.1 (PDF, 425KB, File does not meet accessibility standards)
BSI TR-03118-2 (Prüfspezifikation zur TR-03104) Prüfspezifikation Biometrie II: Softwarekomponenten (PS Biometrie II), Version 2.1.1 (PDF, 865KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03118-3 (Prüfspezifikation zur TR-03104) XPass und Transport (PS XPass), Version 2.1 (PDF, 502KB, File does not meet accessibility standards)

BSI-TR-03119

(in German)

BSI TR-03119 Requirements for Smart Card Readers Supporting eID and eSign Based on Extended Access Control, Version 1.3 (PDF, 942KB, File is accessible)

BSI-TR-03121

BSI TR-03121-1 Technical Guideline Biometrics for Public Sector Applications. Part 1: Framework, Version 2.3 (PDF, 513KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03121-2 Technical Guideline Biometrics for Public Sector Applications. Part 2: Software Architecture and Application Profiles, Version 2.3 (PDF, 2MB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03121-3 Technical Guideline Biometrics for Public Sector Applications. Part 3: Function Modules, Version 2.3 (PDF, 8MB, File is accessible)

BSI-TR-03122

BSI TR-03122-1 Conformance Test Specification for Technical Guideline TR-03121 Biometrics for Public Sector Applications, Part 1: Framework, Version 2.3 (PDF, 372KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03122-2 Conformance Test Specification for Technical Guideline TR-03121 Biometrics for Public Sector Applications, Part 2: Software Architecture – BioAPI Conformance Testing, Version 2.3 (PDF, 399KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03122-3 Conformance Test Specification for Technical Guideline TR-03121 Biometrics for Public Sector Applications, Part 3: Test Cases for Function Modules, Version 2.3 (PDF, 2MB, File does not meet accessibility standards)

BSI-TR-03123

(in German)

BSI TR-03123-1 XML-Datenaustauschformat für hoheitliche Dokumente (TR XhD) 1 – Rahmenwerk, Version 1.4 (PDF, 381KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03123-2 XML-Datenaustauschformat für hoheitliche Dokumente (TR XhD) 2 – Dokumentenprofile, Version 1.4 (PDF, 3MB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03123-3 XML-Datenaustauschformat für hoheitliche Dokumente (TR XhD) 3 - Funktionsmodule, Version 1.4 (PDF, 5MB, File does not meet accessibility standards)
Schemadateien eingebettet
BSI-TR-03124

Technical Guideline TR-03124-1eID-Client – Part 1: Specifications (PDF, 821KB, File is accessible)

Technical Guideline TR-03124-2eID-Client – Part 2: Conformance Test Specifications (PDF, 2MB, File is accessible)

BSI-TR-03127

(in German)

BSI TR-03127 - Architektur Elektronischer Personalausweis und elektronischer Aufenthaltstitel , Version 1.16  (PDF, 2MB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03127 - Architecture electronic Identity Card and electronic Resident Permit (informative translation) (PDF, 1MB, File is accessible)
BSI-TR-03129

BSI-TR-03129 Technical Guideline PKIs for Machine Readable Travel Documents Version 1.10 (PDF, 774KB, File is accessible)

BSI-TR-03129 WSDLs Version 1.10, 03-09-2010 (zip, 26KB, File does not meet accessibility standards)

BSI-TR-03130

(in German)

BSI TR-03130 Technical Guideline eID-Server, Part I: Functional Specification, Version 2.0.2 (PDF, 2MB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03130 Technical Guideline eID-Server, Part II: Security Framework, Version 2.0.2 (PDF, 794KB, File is accessible)
BSI TR-03130 Technical Guideline eID-Server, Part IV: Conformance Test Specification, Version 1.0 (PDF, 2MB, File does not meet accessibility standards)
XML-Dateien zur TR-03130-4 (zip, 219KB, File does not meet accessibility standards)
BSI TR-03130 TR-eID -Server (zip, 18KB, File is accessible)
BSI-TR-03131
(in German)
BSI TR-03131 EAC-Box Architecture and Interfaces, Version 1.2 (PDF, 652KB, File is accessible)

BSI-TR-03132

(in German)

BSI TR-03132 Sichere Szenarien für Kommunikationsprozesse im Bereich hoheitlicher Dokumente, Version 1.7 (PDF, 1MB, File is accessible)
WSDL-Dateien zur BSI TR-03132 Sichere Szenarien für Kommunikationsprozesse im Bereich hoheitlicher Dokumente, Version 1.7 (zip, 3KB, File does not meet accessibility standards)

BSI-TR-03133

(in German)

BSI-TR-03133 Prüfspezifikation zur Technischen Richtlinie BSI TR-03132 Sichere Szenarien für Kommunikationsprozesse im Bereich hoheitlicher Dokumente - Version 1.7 (PDF, 503KB, File is accessible)
BSI-TR-03137BSI TR-03137 Version 2.1 Optically Verifiable Cryptographic Protection of non-electronic Documents (PDF, 3MB, File is accessible)
BSI-TR-03139BSI TR-03139 Common Certificate Policy for the Extended Access Control Infrastructure for Passports and Travel Documents issued by EU Member States. Version 2.1 27 May 2013 (PDF, 1MB, File is accessible)
BSI-TR-03145BSI TR-03145 Secure Certification Authority operation Version 1.1 (PDF, 2MB, File is accessible)
BSI-TR-03146
(in German)
Technische Richtlinie 03146 Elektronische Bildübermittlung zur Beantragung hoheitlicher Dokumente (E-Bild hD) Version 1.0 (PDF, 2MB, File is accessible)