Tag Archives: eID

Ireland – Government seeking bids for design and production of PSC generation two

By | February 24, 2018

THE STATE HAS launched a tender for the production of the next round of Public Service Cards (PSC). The controversial card, which was first introduced in 2012 for accessing certain social welfare payments but has now been expanded as a requirement for many other services, currently has a seven-year lifespan. Now, the Department of Employment Affairs and Social… Read More »

Kenya – IDs fitted with electronic chips in the pipeline: Interior Ministry

By | February 20, 2018

NAIVASHA, Kenya, Feb 20 –The Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government is working on a roll-out of third generation identity cards in a move geared towards enhancing free movement of persons and regional trade. According to the outgoing Director of Immigration Services, Gordon Kihalangwa, the procurement process is underway and is expected to be completed by… Read More »

Afghanistan – Electronic ID Cards Roll-Out To Start In Kabul Soon

By | February 16, 2018

The electronic National Identity Card department will start the issuance of the new ID cards in Kabul in the near future, head of the office, Rohullah Ahmadzai said.   The cards, he said, will include nationality and ethnicity information of the card holders.  He said President Ashraf Ghani, First Lady Rula Ghani and Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar… Read More »

Gambia – Government Restores Semlex Contract for ID Card Production

By | February 15, 2018

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice Aboubacarr Tambadou, said Government has agreed to restore the 2016 contract of Semlex, to produce National Identity Cards. “After a whole year of consideration of this matter, culminating with the establishment of a Ministerial Task Force, we showed the seriousness with which this Government has taken up this issue. Government has… Read More »

New identity cards to be issued by Greece

By | February 6, 2018

Greek authorities are closer to actualising the upgrade to citizen’s identity cards, ensuring they meet international security standards. There have been talks of an upgrade for years, with Greece required as a European Union member-state to overhaul its outdated system since 2000, and will see ID cards replaced with new ones featuring biometric data on a microchip. The… Read More »

Pakistan – PSP condemns NADRA’s delay in issuing ID cards

By | January 29, 2018

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Secretary General Raza Haroon on Monday condemned National Database Regulatory Authority’s (NADRA) delaying tactics regarding the issuance of National Identity Cards (NIC) to the citizens. He further stated that depriving the people of their NICs is a violation of the constitution, the rule of law and the fundamental rights. He also met with the… Read More »

Pakistan – Over 58,000 fake CNICs detected by NADRA

By | January 28, 2018

ISLAMABAD:  The Interior Ministry on Saturday informed the Senate that the country’s top database authority detected more than 58,000 fake or suspicious national identity cards, which have now been “temporarily digitally impounded in NADRA’s database”. The upper house of parliament was informed that during the re-verification drive it had been noticed that not only some Pakistanis had obtained… Read More »

Philippines – PH studies Japan’s national ID system

By | January 18, 2018

MANILA — As legislation establishing a national ID system in the Philippines gains steam, the House of Representatives has been studying international best practices on the proposed measure, this time, eyeing Japan’s system. Last week, Laguna District III Representative Sol Aragones, chair of the House Committee on Population and Family Relations, met with Japanese officials in charge of Tokyo’s… Read More »

Nigeria – 7000 Oyo Traders, Artisans Get Biometric ID Cards

By | January 16, 2018

bout 7,000 tradesmen and artisans captured in Ona Ara local government area of Oyo State have given biometric identity cards. The biometric data capturing of informal sector operatives was initiated by the administration of Mr Abiola Ajimobi to enable the state government have a unified identity for all tradesmen and artisans in the state and create a database… Read More »

Nepal – National Identity Cards To Be Issued Soon

By | January 12, 2018

National Identity Card Distribution Management Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs has completed its preparation for the process. In the first phase of the process, the government will distribute identity cards to the people at Singha Durbar and from Panchthar. In total, it will distribute 110,000 cards in Panchthar and 7,000 cards to the officials at Singha… Read More »

Nepal – National ID card distribution to begin from Panchthar

By | January 9, 2018

The government is all set to distribute national identity cards from Panchthar. National Identity Card Distribution Management Centre under the Ministry of Home Affairs initiated the preparation after reaching district headquarters Phidim today. A team led by Executive Director of the centre Ram Krishna Subedi held discussion with the chiefs of government offices and local representatives about the… Read More »

Afghanistan – Abdullah supports delay in distribution of E-ID cards

By | January 8, 2018

Kabul: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah on Sunday announced support for the postponement of distributing electronic National Identity Cards (e-NICs) and urged the process be initiated after a unanimous agreement between the stakeholders. Addressing at Cabinet meeting, he said important discussions were ongoing on the issue and the distribution of the computerised ID cards was directly linked… Read More »

Taiwan mulls a third gender option on national ID cards, passports

By | January 4, 2018

Taipei (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s government-level Gender Equality Committee said Thursday that to ensure the civil rights of transgender, intersex and other groups with different gender identities, the agency is conducting comprehensive research and study of the existing laws to propose plans to add a third gender option to national ID cards and passports.  Adding a third gender option outside of the… Read More »

Afghanistan – MPs continue to differ over much-awaited census law

By | January 3, 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday continued to differ over the decision of a joint parliamentary commission on the population census law. Some lower house members called the decision as ‘legal’ while others demanded further debate on the amendment of Article six of the controversial law. The process of issuing the much-awaited computerized National Identity Cards (e-NICs) was expected to… Read More »

Ghana Government Launches Instant Electronic ID Issuance with Entrust Datacard

By | January 3, 2018

Entrust Datacard partners with Identity Management Systems (a subsidiary of Margins Group) to deliver first nationwide instant issuance in West Africa MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, today announced its technology will be used by the government of Ghana — through a partnership with Identity Management Systems (IMS), a subsidiary of… Read More »

Afghanistan – President busy, e-ID cards issuance postponed

By | January 2, 2018

The Population Registration Department (PRD) head on Tuesday said the process of issuing electronic national identity (e-NIC) cards has been postponed to next week because of the president’s busy schedule. Homayoon Mohtat, PRD head, said his office was ready to start issuing the computerized ID cards but the Administrative Office of the President had told them that President… Read More »

Afghanistan – Issuance of e-ID cards to begin in 2 days: Senators

By | December 31, 2017

The process of issuing electronic national identity cards (eNIC) will start in the next two days, a number of Meshrano Jirga or Senate members said on Sunday. They said the first e-NIC would be issued to the president and the chief executive officer (CEO).Senator Zalmai Zabuli from southern Zabul province, told today’s session that ID cards would be issued in… Read More »

Jan. 1 marks mass birthday in Afghanistan, where many just have to guess

By | December 31, 2017

KABUL – Jan. 1 is Samad Alawi’s birthday. It is also the birthday of his wife, his two sons, 32 of his friends and thousands of other Afghans — a date chosen for convenience by a generation who do not know when they were born. In the absence of birth certificates or official records, many Afghans have long used… Read More »

Afghanistan – Electronic National ID cards distribution to kick off next week: Danish

By | December 25, 2017

The Vice President of Afghanistan Mohammad Sarwar Danish has said the distribution process of the electronic national identity cards will kick off next week. Speaking during a gathering in Kabul, Danish said the distribution process will be launched next week. Danish further added that the persistent issues in the electoral bodies will also be resolved in the near… Read More »