Jordanians can now upgrade to a 'Smart ID' at these pop-up stations

Jordan

Published: 2017-07-09 23:36

Last Updated: 2022-09-28 13:34


Jordanians can now upgrade to a 'Smart ID' at these pop-up stations
Jordanians can now upgrade to a 'Smart ID' at these pop-up stations

The Department of Civil Status and Passports announced on Sunday the opening of extra “stations” where Jordanian citizens can upgrade their old National IDs to the new “smart” ones.

The stations are located at Al-Balqa’ Applied University and Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan.

The pop-up stations were first set up at the University of Jordan, followed by Zarqa Private University and German Jordanian University.

The mobile stations will be moved from one university to the other in order to cover every higher education institution in the country.

In addition, another station will open at the Prince Mohammed Sports City in Zarqa in order to ease the pressure off the city’s local passports office.

Another station is set to open in the Hai Nazzal area in Amman in the next few days.

The government had previously announced that citizens can get their new “smart IDs” for free before June 15. After the set deadline, a fee of 2JD will apply.

The mandatory upgrade was first announced in June 2016, soon after which waves of citizens moved to claim their new chip-enhanced cards.