New fraud proof ID (cedulas) for Dominicans is in circulation
Monday, April 21st, 2014 officials of ‘La Junta Central Electoral’ ( JCE ) started issuing fraud-proof ID cards (cedulas) to the Dominican people. The issuing is currently taking place in mobile offices in Santo Domingo, Santiago, Los Alcarrizos, San Pedro, La Romana, San Francisco, Puerto Plata, San Juan, Azua and Barahona. The new cedula is provided with 20 security proofs making falsification impossible. According to the JCE the new cedula is valid for 10 years and is provided for free to the public. The issuing of new cedulas to foreigners will be discussed the next months.
To be eligible for a new cedula it is required:
1: A copy of the birth certificate
2: A blood type certificate from an approved health care center
3: In case of change in the marital status, a copy of the marriage certificate
Whether these requirements will also apply to foreigners, is not yet clear. For free it will probably not be.
The new ID card (cedula) will have a feature to let police trace the citizen’s criminal record from a smart phone, National Police chief Manuel Castro revealed Monday. Castro, who received his new ID from Central Electoral Board president Roberto Rosario, said the document will help trace any person who commits crimes within two minutes.
Source: Sosua News, DT
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