HCMC – Binh Duong Province’s police said there are some 35,000 chip ID cards awaiting receivers as they and provincial post offices have not been able to contact their owners.
The majority of the owners are temporary residents in the province, the police said.
The main reason for this situation is that they gave the incorrect contact information in their identification card applications, especially their addresses and phone numbers. Some residents might have changed their phone numbers and moved to other provinces.
“It causes great difficulty for the police and the post offices to deliver the ID cards,” Colonel Tran Van Chinh, deputy director of Binh Duong’s Police Department, was quoted as saying to the local media.
The Binh Duong police have called a meeting with the post office leaders to determine which owners were untraceable. Those chip identification cards will be transferred back to the police.
The police will try to find ways to hand out the ID cards to the owners or ask the residents to receive them at the police offices.
Since early this year, the Binh Duong police have found nearly 300,000 ID applications of the temporary residents with the incorrect information, including address and phone number. The Ministry of Public Security has deleted the data of some 11,000 applications which were six months overdue and asked the residents to submit the information again.
“The provincial police are directing relevant units and localities to speed up the process of clearing the backlog in ID card issuance and asking the residents whose data were deleted to resubmit their information,” the leader of Binh Duong police said.
Until now, the Binh Duong police have received more than 1.65 million applications for ID card issuance. The Ministry of Public Security has transferred over 1.24 million ID cards to the province.
Binh Duong police asked residents to go to the local police station where they registered their residence to correct and update the information if they detect any errors in their ID cards.