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  • Submitted by: Camila
  • 12 / 17 / 2014

More than 40,000 IDs have been delivered from the implementation of the new identity in Cuba, 89% of them live in the capital. In Havana has extended the service to 19 offices, specified Colonel Mario Méndez Mayedo, first deputy chief of the Department of Identification, Immigration and Nationality of the Ministry of Interior.

From the first half of January will start the change in the municipalities of Quivicán and Guines, Mayabeque and in the province of Artemisa. According to the implementation schedule in January itself will begin in Pinar del Rio and the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud, and Matanzas next month.

He recalled that as the process advances to the offices of those territories, the population can obtain identity cards, but the cards will survive as a book or plastic card in good condition.

They will acquire the new licenses who are 16 years of age, moving house and applicants for loss, damage, licensing of the Revolutionary Armed Forces or output of prison.

Méndez Mayedo also reported to have received more than six thousand calls by phone 188 08 now available in all provinces to provide information and respond to the concerns, complaints and suggestions from the public about the new card or services offices paperwork in general.

Valid for 10 years from his inauguration, the new card is made with materials of proven quality and durability, and its enforcement ensure greater security in the current system of identity in Cuba.

Distinguish the document incorporating the identity number printed embossed hologram associated with the laminate, photography and digital and printed signature, tiny letters and machine readable zones that can be enabled later for other functions.

Source: AIN

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