Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec 27 /Trend K.Zarbalieva/
Azerbaijani citizens will be able to travel abroad with new
identity cards in the future. An amendment has been made to the law relating to identity cards, a Milli Majlis (Parliament) spokesperson told Trend.
According to the bill it can be used in foreign countries where a relevant international treaty is in force.
According to the proposed amendment, the card can be used as proof of identity of the citizen as well as a document providing the right to enter and leave in those countries where an international treaty is signed.
The identity card is accepted as proof of identity of a citizen, only in the territory of Azerbaijan under current law. Changes to the law include the abolition of identity cards issued to individuals before and after the age of 16.
It is noted in the project that every citizen of the country must obtain an identity card within a month of their 15th birthday, or taking up Azerbaijani citizenship.
The identity card will be valid for a period of 10 years. For those over 54, it will be issued in perpetuity.
A unique identification number and picture corresponding to the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) will be available on the ID card along with other information. An electronic media (chip) will be placed in the ID card.
The card should be changed in the case of termination of an identity card or in the case of change of name, middle initial and last name of a citizen, as well as in the case when the ID, including its electronic media, came into disrepair.
Identity cards issued before the January 1, 2014, shall remain in force until 25, 35, 50 years or until the change in name, surname, patronymic citizen, marital status, military service, as well as to loss, ineligibility, or detecting errors in the information contained in the certificate.
The bill provides that the Act as amended, will enter into force after January 2014.