Household registration book in citizen management scrapped

Monday, 2017-11-06 11:46:44
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NDO - The Government has decided to abolish the household registration book in citizen management and replace it with a new online national database, according to Resolution 112/NQ-CP on the simplification of administrative procedures signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 30, 2017.

Accordingly, each citizen will be issued with a new ID card with a 12-digit national identification (NI) number, which incorporates all of the basic personal information, some of which is currently recorded in household registration books and identity cards. The new ID card will include information such as the name, place of birth, fingerprints, permanent address, marital status, and all data relating to births, deaths, number of children and criminal convictions.

With the abolishment of the household registration book, several time-consuming administrative procedures, such as the procedures to change the persons listed in a book, procedures to obtain a new book when moving house, or procedures to void permanent residency, will be scrapped. The procedures to declare temporary residence with ward and commune-level police will also be abolished.

Citizens will also no longer be required to present household registration books and ID cards when registering vehicles or businesses, or procedures at border gates.

Instead, all personal procedures will be performed with the NI number, as all changes of personal information will be updated on the national database and recorded through each person’s NI number.

The issuance of the new ID card is currently being conducted in 16 cities and provinces across the country in a pilot project and will be expanded in the near future.

The Government has planned that by 2020, all Vietnamese citizens will be provided with a new ID card with NI numbers.