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An amendment to the Number in the National Identity Card from 2016


Action has already been taken to amend the identity card number with effect from year 2016. The English letter appearing at the end of the identity card number will be removed and the number is amended to appear in 12 digits.

The Department has taken action not to cause any inconvenience to the public by amending the number to appear in 12 digits and all institutions which are working with the identity card number have been informed about this change.

The new number has been worked out without causing any confusion when comparing the already existing number with the new number. In addition if a duplicate has not been taken until now, existing number will continue to be valid. The new identity card with new number will carry the old identity card number on its reverse.

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