NID Boss issues recall for old Blue Birth Certificates

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Papua New Guinea Civil and Identity Registrar General, Dickson Kiragi is calling on all citizens to surrender their Blue Birth Certificates and reapply for an NID birth certificate that comes along with a National Identity card, for adults.

The new birth certificate has security features and the information collected is saved to prevent cases of identity theft.

Speaking to EMTV news, the Kiragi said that the blue birth certificate have become obsolete and the information collected is insufficient to correctly identify people.

He explained that the new birth certificate comes along with a NID card for those at 18 years of age and older.

The new birth certificates have security features that show only under UV light.

All government agencies have been advised not to accept the blue certificates and send citizens to their nearest NID office in the province so that they can reapply for an NID birth certificate.


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2 thoughts on “NID Boss issues recall for old Blue Birth Certificates

  • 28/02/2017 at 10:40

    I send an officer to enquire about changing the old birth certificate but she was advice by the people at the Civil Registry office that the using the old blue certificate is fine. This is confusing, the head is saying one thing and the officers are saying another. By the way, this is becoming complicated it took almost a month to get my birth certificate ( the old one), and now telling the people to reapply? I need clarification here because I am not going to waste resources and time again waiting.

  • 28/02/2017 at 17:31

    This a real joke …or rather dumb joke …. many in the capital city of PNG are still waiting for their so called NID cards after completing all formalities in 2015…. now wait another 2 years? Best get passports and keep drivers license or other handy identity cards such as bank cards, employment ID cards, etc.

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