The government wants to move forward with the proposed identity cards to teenagers aged 15 to facilitate their work when they have to make bank withdrawals, or even pay their examination fees instead of their parents . In July of next year that Mauritians have their new national identity cards. Once this is done, the government will proceed with the project are for those aged 15.
Behind the scenes, it was noted that the office of the National Identity Card in Port Louis will be decentralized. There will be offices in the four corners of the country. As a result, those who must apply for an ID card can contact the office located in their locality. Singaporean experts who were in Mauritius last week participated in a workshop with the Department of National Identity Card (NIC) of the country. The consultant visited the building where Emmanuel Anquetil soon the public will be able to apply for identity cards. But all these decisions are still in discussions, an officer of the office ahead NIC.
The new ID card will be a reality in July 2012. The government has obtained the expertise of Singapore to work on the new ID card. It will be a multi-purpose card using the Smart Card Technology. Now, the Mauritian government must decide whether the new national ID card will carry the holder's signature or fingerprint.
For the first printing, the cards will be issued to the public free of charge. But those who have lost their card and that will make a request to obtain a new will have to pay a substantial sum.
"We are still in discussions and the sum of Rs 500 was raised. But everything will depend on the government's decision. Right now, the service of the National Identity Card of Mauritius is currently facing major problems because too many people lose their ID cards. In most cases, these are the same people returning for a new ID card.