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Cameroon – New National ID Cards: Citizens can now get their ID cards within a week!

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Written by Deckson N.

That’s a statement from the Secretary General at the General Delegation of National Security Dominique Baya during a press conference held on Thursday in Yaounde.

Delays in obtaining the national identity card and, incidentally residence permits, etc will be shortened. Although there is a legal deadline for the withdrawal of identification (3 months), it can now be recovered in less time. Within a week, if one believes the Secretary General of the General Delegation for National Security (DGSN) Dominique Baya.

I can also assure you that those who are identified since the beginning of the week will have their cards from next week. When you identify in Garoua today, your card can be produced today. After it’s only left for the time to return your card in Garoua, ” he explained during a press briefing Thursday, August 11, 2016 in Yaounde.

The senior police officer added that the amount to pay for the making of a national identity card is still fixed to 2800 CFA francs. He also reassured users that would face rejection of their application. Now they will know why their ID is not established. “Every time there is a problem in the identity file, the applicant is notified and knows why the card was not produced.” This is an advantage of the arrival of Gemalto, the company that will now help Cameroon to make the identification.

The new national identity card of Cameroon is a product of the new identification system set up by a decree signed August 4, 2016 by the President of the Republic, Paul Biya. The national identity card will be in color and will be biometric. It is made of polycarbonate, which allows greater reliability and greater security of identity documents. It is designed to fight against counterfeiting and includes multiple security features, visible and invisible, physical and electronic. It also has a highly secure microprocessor that combines the physical security of the document with an electronic security means at high technology.

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