New Croatian identity cards will be valid for 5 years.
These cards will also contain biometric features such as a facial image and fingerprints.
Last Tuesday the Identity Card Act was amended by the Croatian Parliament.
This law contains an exception for persons of 70 years and older, the expiration date of the card is over 40 years.
Cards without this period of validity will no longer be valid.
Through this law a parent or guardian can apply and collect the identity card for their child.
The parent or guardian also has the obligation to arrange a card for a person who has reached the age of 16.
It will also become possible to use electronic functions of the ID card on cell phones and tablets.
In addition, this card can also be used as a replacement for the passport and is valid in the EU but also abroad.