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E-ID cards to be issued nationwide
From the second quarter of this year, each Vietnamese citizen will be issued an electronic identity card which is expected to facilitate administrative transactions, according to the 2023 Law on Identity.
Collecting biometric data for grant of ID cards in Ha Nam province__Photo: VNA

From the second quarter of this year, each Vietnamese citizen will be issued an electronic identity card which is expected to facilitate administrative transactions, according to the 2023 Law on Identity.

As per the Law, an electronic identity card will be valid for proving the holder’s personal identification information and other information incorporated in the card when he carries out administrative procedures, using public services, conducting transactions or other activities as required.

In the course of carrying out administrative procedures, providing public services, conducting transactions or other activities, if finding a difference between information shown on an identity card or encrypted in the storage medium of the identity card and information on such card, an agency, organization or individual may use information shown in the electronic identity card.

Noteworthily, electronic identity cards will be locked by the identity management agency of the Ministry of Public Security when their holders, proceeding-conducting bodies or other competent agencies so request or when their holders die or breach agreements on use of the national identification application.

The Law also provides the issuance of identity cards to under-14 people and identity certificates to people of Vietnamese origin with unknown citizenship currently living in Vietnam.-

Interested readers can refer to the English text of the Law on the Official Gazette, issues 01-06 of 2024.- (VLLF)

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