HN to issue chip-based identity cards from January 1, 2021


VGP – The Ha Noi Municipal Police Department will set up mobile teams in charge of issuing chip-based identity cards for local residents at offices, organizations, enterprises, schools, and residential areas. 

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In addition, competent agencies will daily receive dossiers within at least ten hours and issue cards at district-level police offices. 

Vietnamese citizens are using either nine-digit ID cards, 12-digit ID cards or the ID cards with 2D barcode. The latest kind of ID was introduced in 2016 but until now, only available in 16 cities and provinces nationwide including Ha NoiVinh Phuc, Hung Yen, Hai Duong, Ha Nam, Nam DinhNinh Binh, Thai BinhHai PhongQuang NinhThanh Hoa, TPHCM, Can ThoTayNinh, Ba Ria-Vung Tau and Quang Binh.

The Ministry of Public Security wants to speed up the project on ID issuance so to bring it in line with the national database population project. 

Under the project, as of July 1, 2021, 50 million ID cards would be granted to eligible citizens. 

The Law on Citizen Identification in 2014 stipulates that people from 14 years old are eligible to get an ID card and it will be renewed when they turn to 25, 40, and 60 years old./. 

By Kim Loan