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Officials introduce new national ID card, says current version invalid

A set of Haiti’s old identification cards. Photo credit: TripFoumi Enfo

A new National Identification Card is replacing the version currently in use in Haiti, the Ministry of Justice and Security (MJSP) announced Tuesday.

The ID card that has been in use for years is no longer valid, the officials said in a press statement. They said the new card meets security standards and will allow residents to fully enjoy their civil and political rights.

Residents can get the new card at any branch of the National Office of Identification (ONI), they said. They did not say whether the ONI building recently torched during street protests in Port-au-Prince is back in operation and able to distribute the new cards. Source

Onz Chery

Onz Chery

A City College of New York graduate, Onz Chery covers politics, health, crime and other topics for The Haitian Times. He previously wrote for Elite Sports New York and the Cosmopolitan Soccer League. Chery can be contacted by email at [email protected] or on twitter @onz_11.
Onz Chery
Oct. 21, 2020

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Officials introduce new national ID card, says current version invalid”

  1. Tatiana Comeau says:

    Did the MJSP give citizens enough time to get replacement cards? Maybe the old cards should still be valid for a new months or so, at least until most of the population can replace their cards safely.

  2. Luthiencia Baptiste says:

    Pou National Office of Identification (ONI) an, sité addrès souplé.

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