Can you receive government support using your Smart ID?

Jordan

Published: 2017-10-25 17:26

Last Updated: 2017-10-25 19:16


A final date for issuing Smart IDs is yet to be set. (Alsaa.net)
A final date for issuing Smart IDs is yet to be set. (Alsaa.net)
Roya News Source

If you haven’t upgraded your old National ID to the new “Smart ID,” you might want to hurry up.

Fawwaz Al Shahwan, Head of the Department of Civil Status and Passports, told Roya that citizens might be able to use their Smart IDs to receive government support.

Having a Smart ID will “make it easier for the government to carry out certain procedures in the future,” Al Shahwan added, without specifying the exact type of procedures.

Earlier, Prime Minister Hani Al Mulki said that his government is looking into potential ways of providing financial support for Jordanian citizens, without causing them any embarrassment.

Al Shahwan noted that several banks and governmental institutions are now refusing to complete citizens’ applications if they haven’t upgraded to a Smart ID.

While a final date for issuing Smart IDs is yet to be set, Al Shahwan advised all citizens to get theirs done before the end of 2017.