News Local New type biometric ID cards to be released in Cyprus

New type biometric ID cards to be released in Cyprus

The Civil Registry and Migration Department announces that on August 17 the new version of the identity cards issued to Cypriot citizens will be released.

New identity cards will be biometric, meet all the requirements set by international and European law and will therefore have increased levels of security against forgery and impersonation.

Changes to identity cards are a result of EU Regulation 2019/1157 on strengthening the security of identity cards of Union citizens and of residence documents issued to Union citizens and their family members exercising their right of free movement.

It is noted that all existing IDs issued in previous types remain valid until their expiration date and will not be replaced.

For more information and details, interested parties can visit the department’s website at www.moi.gov.cy/crmd.

(Source: Philenews)

Top Stories

234 new PCR cases announced on Monday

The Health Ministry also announced 234 new Coronavirus cases out of 5,167 PCR tests on Monday 23 November and another 70 out of 5,665...

Mobile emergency medical unit in Thessaloniki

The General Staff of the Army is proceeding with the creation of a mobile emergency medical unit in the courtyard of the 424 General...

State Health Organization: 170 nurses hired

The State Health Services Organization (OKYpY) noted that so far 170 nurses have been asked to sign contracts. This was said in reply to...

Negative record of confirmed COVID-19 cases from rapid tests in Fanagusta

Famagusta seems to have a negative record of confirmed COVID-19 cases found by antigen rabid tests, compared to other towns. From 16 November, when the...

yprus trade deficit declines in January – August 2020, affected by Covid-19

Cyprus’ trade deficit for the period of January – August 2020 declined by an annual 11.5%, with trade affected by the coronavirus pandemic. According to...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...