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Validity of ID cards renewed again

The government has renewed the validity of all Identity Cards.

A legal notices published in the Government Gazette says that: Provided that with effect from 1st January 2011, any identity card issued after the 15th January 2002 which expires before the 31st December 2011 shall, notwithstanding the expiry date appearing on such identity card, remain valid up to 31st December 2011 and such identity card shall not b deemed to have expired before the 31st December of 2011."

The issuing of new ID cards with several electronic features is expected to start late this year, according to statements made last year.

Despite the renewal of the validity of ID cards by legal notice, the Passports Office replaces ID cards with new ones when they are needed for travel purposes.

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