Vietnam is now issuing chip-based ID cards to its citizens, consolidating several personal documents and records, including driver’s license, social insurance, and COVID-19 vaccination certificates, and more. The chip-based ID card allows the holders to carry out administrative and civil transactions more easily.
Each e-ID card has the holder’s fingerprint and QR code on the front, and a machine readable zone on the back.
Pursuant to the current law, Vietnam citizens aged 14 years and older can obtain an e-ID card, which will be renewed when they turn 25, 40, and 60.

About 45 million chip-based ID cards had been issued by the end of September.

The integrated e-ID card also facilitates organizations, businesses and citizens’ registration of a “checkpoint” for their homes or offices, agencies, businesses, supermarkets, public places so as they can monitor and manage the risk of COVID-19 infection.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security (MPS) of Vietnam has officially run Vietnam’s National Population Database and the system for production, issuance, and management of chip-based ID cards since July 1st. The MPS is working with the Ministry of Transport and Vietnam Social Security to merge each citizen’s documents into the e-ID card.

Sources/References:
Ministry of Public Security of Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Open Gov Asia
Vietnam Plus

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