Georgia begins to issue new ID cards
Georgia , Tbilisi, Aug.1 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /
Georgia will begin issuing ID cards for a new generation as of Aug. 1. As the Justice Ministry's Civil Registry Agency told Trend, this date will be finalized by Batumi House of Justice officials.
According to the Registry Service, the new cards carry a high-tech, maximum anti-forgery protection.
Personal Identification is possible long-distance via Internet with the help of this document, which enables signing electronic transactions with an electronic signature. Under current law, such documents will carry legal force.
A new ID card may be obtained after on old ID card expires, in case of damage, loss, change of name of the holder, or discovery of a mistake. Otherwise, the new ID card may be obtained voluntarily.
The cost of a new ID is 30 lari ($1 = 1.66 lari). Persons with financial difficulty will be given assistance.