Macao Permanent Resident Identity Card – Front
The Executive Council completed its discussion on the draft administrative regulation “Amendment of Administrative Regulation No. 23/2002 “Regulations on Resident Identity Cards of the Macao Special Administrative Region”.
It has been ten years since the current smart ID card was launched in 2013. It is necessary to promptly replace the hardware and software equipment required for the smart ID card system, update the encryption technology and anti-counterfeiting features, and launch a new generation of smart ID cards. To this end, the SAR government recently promulgated Law No. 11/2023 “Amending Law No. 8/2002 “Resident Identity Card System of the Macao Special Administrative Region”.
In order to cooperate with the implementation of Law No. 11/2023 and to facilitate citizens to apply for documents electronically, the SAR government has formulated this administrative regulation.
The main contents of the regulations include:
1. Changes in document formats in response to enhanced anti-counterfeiting technologies
The new ID card generally follows the current design, but the pattern of the ID card’s anti-counterfeiting features has been modified, and advanced technologies such as laser ablation and color printing windows, tactile anti-counterfeiting features, and color ultraviolet printing have been adopted to enhance anti-counterfeiting. The name of the document “Macao Permanent Resident Identity Card” or “Macao Non-Permanent Resident Identity Card” has been added, and the document format has been modified.
2. Adjust card surface data and chip data
In order to make the appearance of the document more concise and clear, the new ID card will delete secondary information such as height, date of first issue and place of birth code, and will be stored in the chip together with other information of the holder. Permitted public or private entities will be able to Obtain information through card reading or in accordance with the law.
3. Optimize service process
In order to cooperate with the development of government e-government and optimize the application process for identity cards, the original requirement that applications must be submitted in person has been adjusted, and it is clearly stipulated that parties can apply electronically.
The regulations will enter into force on December 15, 2023 at the same time as Law 11/2023.
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