Home

ISO/IEC 15457-1:2008
Subscribe to updates

Identification cards -- Thin flexible cards -- Part 1: Physical characteristics

This standard was last reviewed* in 2013.

*ISO standards are reviewed every five years.

Abstract

Thin flexible cards (TFC), the subject of ISO/IEC 15457, are used to automate the controls for access to goods or services such as mass transit, highway toll systems, car parks, vouchers, stored value, etc.

For these applications, data can be written and/or read by machines using various recording techniques such as magnetic stripe, optical character recognition (OCR), bar code, contactless, etc.

ISO/IEC 15457-1:2008 specifies the physical characteristics of thin flexible cards at two points in the card life cycle:

  1. at the point of loading into the card issuing equipment;
  2. at the point of issue to the public.

It takes into consideration both human and machine aspects and states the minimum requirements.

The principal card sizes are identified and the characteristics and dimensions are specified.

Guidance concerning the storage and use of cards under various environmental conditions is given.

 

Related standards

Format
  • PDF

    This format preserves the paper layout, and is watermarked

  • EPUB

    This format allows documents to be read on tablets and smartphones

  • COLOUR PDF

    Enhanced user-friendly colour PDF format

  • REDLINE

    See any updates made from previous versions at a glance

  • PAPER

    Normally A4 size documents. Shipping costs apply

Language
PDF
Paper

Swiss francs CHF 138

Add to basket

Got a question?

Check out our FAQs

Email customer services
or call us on +41 22 749 08 88
09:00 – 12:30, 14:00 – 17:00 (UTC+1).