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ID numbers issued to over 56,000 newborns

Update: March, 22/2016 - 17:45
The citizen identification number given to newborns will be printed on their citizen identification documents when they are 14 years old. – Photo dantri.com.vn

HÀ NỘI (VNS) — More than 56,000 new-borns have been registered birth certificates and issued citizen identification numbers after two months of implementing the law on civil status and citizen ID card, which took effect since early this January, the Ministry of Justice has said.

Among more than 56,000 new-borns registered birth certificates and issued citizen identification numbers, more than 36,880 were born in this year, it said.

Previously, in January, four cities in Việt Nam, including Hà Nội, Hải Phòng, Đà Nẵng and HCM City, implemented registering birth certificates and issuing citizen identification numbers to new-borns.

Every babies have received a 12-digit number that was valid for life. The 12-digit personal identification number is listed on the birth certificate. After age 14, individuals are granted citizenship identification.

The Information and Technology Department under the Ministry of Justice and the Police Department on residence management and national data on population under the Ministry of Public Security have agreed to co-ordinate the work of receiving information and issuing citizen identification numbers for new-borns.

The centre on national data on population will be in charge of the operation of the network, including the servers and the software of identification numbers to promptly detect and handle situations that arise.

It will also work with the Department of Information and Technology to handle civil officials at grass-root levels who deliberately issued incorrect information of citizens on the system.

The Department of Information and Technology will be in charge of technical solutions to standardise the information of citizens before sending the request of issuing citizen identification data to the centre on national data population. — VNS

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