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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Procedures for issuance of chip-based ID cards to be simplified

Updated: 15:37’ - 29/12/2020
From the beginning of 2021, citizens would not be required to fill in declarations in paper form when applying for issuance, renewal and reissuance of chip-based ID cards, according to a draft circular prepared by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS). 

Under the draft, an applicant for a chip-based ID card would have to produce either his household registration book or people’s identity card or current ID card or other documents issued by competent authorities to prove the truthfulness and accuracy of his personal information. The dossier-receiving police officer would compare information on the applicant extracted from the national population database with information on papers produced by the latter. If the dossier is complete, the officer would require the applicant to submit his current ID card, then process the dossier and finally send by post the new chip-based ID card, together with the old ID card, clipped in the corner, to the applicant. In case the old ID card is damaged, peeled, or blurry, it would be destroyed.

Applicants for renewal or reissuance of ID cards would have to pay a fee.- (VLLF)

 

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