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Old ID cards useless next month

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The Interior Ministry’s General Identification Department on Wednesday reminded the public to update their old identity cards by the end of the month.

Lieutenant General Kheang Sokunthea, director of the identification card department, said people must renew their identity cards.

Lt Gen Sokunthea added that renewal is compulsory for all citizens aged 15 and above, noting that the process can be done at police stations, district police offices, provincial police offices, the identity card department and other GID offices.

The differences between the old and new identity cards are that the new cards have an embedded microchip .

“So, we would like to appeal to all people who are using the old ID card, please renew it at a commune police post, district and provincial police offices or at the department’s office in AEON Sen Sok Market,” Lt Gen Sokunthea said, adding that the old version will be valid only until December 31.

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