10m Smart ID Cards Issued

10m Smart ID Cards Issued10m Smart ID Cards Issued

A total of 10 million smart ID cards have been issued so far. The figure is expected to increase to 22 million by the end of the current year in March 2017, said Hamid Derakhshan Niya, head of the Organization for Civil Registration.

The plan to replace all old cards is now underway and the new smart cards can be got at all +10 police offices across the nation, IRNA reported.

The smart cards contain information regarding the identity, including name, family name, date and place of birth, photo of the person and biometric data (fingerprint) of the holder.

The new cards are part of the e-governance plan to help ensure that services can reach people in an easier, faster and efficient way.