Identity cards serves as an identity to establish or I indicate who someone or group is.
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Identity Card Or Identity Document All You Need To Know ?
According to Wikipedia, An identity Card or document (also called ID or colloquially as papers) is any document that may be used to prove a person’s identity.
If issued in a small, standard credit card size form, it is usually called an identity card (IC, ID card, citizen card), or passport card.
Some countries issue formal identity documents, as national identification cards which may be compulsory or non-compulsory, while others may require identity verification using regional identification or informal documents.
When the identity document incorporates a person’s photograph, it may be called photo ID.
In the absence of a formal identity document, a driver’s license may be accepted in many countries for identity verification.
Some countries do not accept driver’s licenses for identification, often because in those countries they do not expire as documents and can be old or easily forged.
Most countries accept passports as a form of identification. Some countries require all people to have an identity document available at any time.
Many countries require all foreigners to have a passport or occasionally a national identity card from their home country available at any time if they do not have a residence permit in the country.
The identity document is used to connect a person to information about the person, often in a database.
The photo and the possession of it is used to connect the person with the document.
The connection between the identity document and information database is based on personal information present on the document, such as the bearer’s full name, age, birth date, address, an identification number, card number, gender, citizenship and more.
National Identity Number
A national identification number, national identity number, or national insurance number is used by the governments of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents for the purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other governmentally-related functions.
The ways in which such a system is implemented vary among countries, but in most cases citizens are issued an identification number upon reaching legal age, or when they are born.
Non-citizens may be issued such numbers when they enter the country, or when granted a temporary or permanent residence permit.
The identity number is printed on all of your national identification documents, such as your ID-card, passport, residents permit etc.
It is usually either next to or below your name or your birth date. Look for a number with 11 digits containing your birthday in a year-month-date or date-month-year format
A unique national identification number is the most secure way, but some countries lack such numbers or don’t mention them on identity documents.
3. Applicant will be issued an enrolment form to fill if he/she has not enrolled before. OR the printed Barcode slip will be collected if the applicant had pre-enrolled earlier using the pre-enrolment service.
4. Applicant’s forms will be vetted by a NIMC Official to crosscheck the information filled on the form against the supporting document provided and to check for errors / mistake filled on the form.
Note: applicants who cannot read nor write should be accompanied by a literate individual who can do the form filling for him/her.
5. Applicant’s pre-filled information will be inputted on the NIMC Software by a NIMC enrolment officer or the Barcode slip will be scanned by the NIMC enrolment officer to populate all the required field.
6. The enrolment officer will ask the applicant to double check his / her information for errors using the applicant monitor.
7. If the applicant is satisfied with his/her demographic information, the biometrics (ten finger prints and facial image) of the applicant will be capture subsequently.
8. After completing the enrolment, a Transaction ID Slip will be issued to the applicant as an evidence of the transaction.
However, the Transaction slip does not confer the right to National Identification Number.
The applicant will be requested to come back for the NIN within 1-5 working days, as it is subjected to availability of network, authentication and verification.
A National Identification Number (NIN) Slip is issued to the applicants after processing.
The National e-ID Card will be Issued to applicant within 12months after Issuance of NIN barring any unforeseen circumstances.
Currently, the focus of Government is to ensure the widespread issuance of the NINs to citizens and legal residents for effective digital identification across the country.
How To Check If My National Identity Card Is Ready
• Visit the National Identity Management Commission [NIMC] website.
• Scroll down the home page and click on ‘e-ID Card Status Portal‘ to check if your card is ready and in an activation centre.
• Now, fill in your first name, last name and your NIMC check tracking ID and hit the ‘check now‘ button.
To confirm if your documents have indeed arrived at their nearest Home Affairs office members of the public can ‘track’ the application progress, by texting the word ‘ID‘, a space and their 13-digit ID number to 32551.
Voters Identity Card
The voter ID card is another identity document issued by the Election Commission to adult domiciles of India who have reached the age of 18, which primarily serves as an identity proof for citizens while casting their ballot in the country’s municipal, state, and national elections.
It also serves as general identity, address, and age proof for other purposes such as buying a mobile phone SIM card or applying for a passport.
It also serves as a Travel Document to travel to some countries by Land or Air, It is also known as Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC).
It was first introduced in 1993 during the tenure of the Chief Election Commissioner T. N. Seshan.