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Philippines: new ID card for Social Security System

Social Security System that manages pension funds for private sector employees will be issuing a new ID card for its members. The new ID card presented on media conference in Manila on July 18th is equipped with a magnetic stripe … Continue reading

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UAE: national ID card in minutes?

Abu Dhabi: by the next year UAE residents will be able to get the national ID card in minutes at a local EIDA (Emirates Identity Authority) center. This would allow for quick ID card delivery, within minutes after submitting the … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi: national ID card a must for upcoming elections

For the first time in history residents of Abu Dhabi will have to use Emirates national ID card to be able to cast a ballot. Federal National Council elections have been scheduled for September 24th. All the candidates have to … Continue reading

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India: national ID card program unlikely to cover half of pupulation by 2013

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee presented data that 2 million unique ID cards have been issued. This makes grim outlook for covering half of 1.2 bilion population by 2013. The program called Aadhaar (foundation) has started in 2009 and is being … Continue reading

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mandatory dog ID card law in Westmount, Canada

Canadian town of Westmount, Quebec requires all dogs owners to carry ID badge effective May 3. The new measure goal is to improve public security officers safety who otherwise have to approach the pet which resulted in a few bites … Continue reading

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India: Unique ID card to carry medical data?

During a panel discussion on “The Impact of IT revolution on healthcare” Shailesh Niyogi, board director, Lokmanya Hospitals said that doctors response might get improved by including basic medical data on citizen’s ID cards. The information is crucial during the first hour … Continue reading

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Nigeria national ID card launches this week

National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) starts national ID card program this week. In Nigeria it’s also another attempt to get population registration system running. Every citizen will get National Identification Number (NIN) 9 digit unique identifier. Over 150 million Nigerians are expected … Continue reading

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UAE: delays again in ID card delivery process

Empost – UAE courier service officials admitted they have 14,000 national ID cards pending delivery. New ID card application are not accepted as a result of this backlog. Over 11 thousand ID cards cannot be delivered due to lack of response from … Continue reading

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Kenya: new fee for national ID card replacement

Kenyan Immigration and Registration of Persons minister Otieno Kajwang has introduced 300 Kenyan Shillings fee for national ID card replacement 1 Kenyan shilling = 0.0116 US dollars. The reason for the decision was that the ID card, that was previously … Continue reading

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UAE ID card should take no longer than 10 days to issue

Emirates ID Authority (EIDA) announced today the delays would be dramatically reduced. Dr Ali Khouri, EIDA director general said “From our side, it will take a maximum of five days to produce the cards, as we are re-engineering our procedures … Continue reading

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