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  • Submitted by: Camila
  • 10 / 18 / 2014

The Cuban government has informed the implementation of a new ID card, more durable and, in a format consistent with the new technologies and standards. This process will begin gradually from October 29. The new identity will be made of polycarbonate and will be similar to a magnetic card with dimensions according to international standards.

That format "is more durable and safe, as it reduces the chances of supplanting identities, besides integration and agility of procedures will be greater once the country develops the computerization of society ", government sources reported.

The new card will be developed with new technologies to include, inter alia, biometrics, holograms, signature and digital photography, security patterns and machine readable zones.

The implementation of the document, which as usual will be valid for ten years, will take place gradually, in a process that will begin in Havana with plans to extend it next year to the rest of the country.

The issuance of the new license will cost 25 Cuban pesos and can be made in any of the 189 offices to process this document that exist on the island.

Source: Diario de Cuba

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