Iranian identity card

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Iranian national identity card
(kārt-e melli کارت ملی)
An example of Iranian NID card.
Issued by Iran
Eligibility requirements15 years of age
Expiration7 years from date of issuance

Every citizen age of 15 and above, whether resident or not, is assigned a "National Identity Number" is required to apply for a National Identity Card, known as Kart-e-Melli in Persian language (Persian: کارت ملی) any of the local branches of the National Organization For Civil Registration Post Office or E-Government offices

In order to apply for an NID Card, the applicant must be at least 15 years old Iranian citizen and have attested photograph to their Certificate of Identity booklet - issued by National Organization For Civil Registration

Starting 2015 National Organization For Civil Registration started Smart National ID Card for all the new applicant and features Bio metric, smart chip, laser hologram, and 3 sets of public key and private key currently the NID Cards are not only compulsory for many tasks in Iran and Iranian Missions abroad (e.g. obtaining a passport, driver's licence, draft document) they are the only form of ID acceptable by Banks for any transaction. Although only NIN is required to deposit cash and NID may not be presented. [1] [2]


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