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Govt abolishes age-old household registration books and ID cards
Le Anh
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Govt abolishes age-old household registration books and ID cards

Le Anh

Current household registration books - PHOTO: NLD.COM.VN

HCMC - The Government has issued a resolution approving a Ministry of Public Security proposal to replace age-old household registration books and ID cards with national identity numbers.

Household registration books and ID cards have long been used by authorities as a means of tracking citizens, and permanent and temporary residents. But they have also been the “passport” to almost everything in life ranging from enrolling children in schools to conducting property and banking transactions and dealing with State administrative agencies that provide public services.  

Each of the Vietnamese will be issued a national identification number, according to Resolution No.112 signed on October 30 by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to simplify administrative procedures.

All data of citizens’ identity and residence will be stored and updated in a database that can be accessible round the clock. The Vietnamese can gain access

to all public services by simply providing their 12-digit national identity numbers, instead of producing their household registration books and identity cards.

According to the resolution, citizens will not be asked to show their household registration books when they register for temporary residence or change permanent residence. The procedures for replacing or renewing household registration and temporary residence books will also be eliminated.

The Vietnamese will not be required to present their household registration books and identity cards when they have their vehicles registered.

Entry and exit procedures, business registrations, school enrollments, job applications and registrations of marriage, among others will not need household registration books and identity cards.

At present, migrants from provinces to big cities will have great trouble when it comes to doing administrative paperwork as they are required to come back to their places of household registration to do it.

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