The New Bulgarian ID Cards will Contain Electronic Carrier with Biometric Data

Today, the Ministry of Interior is expected to announce the new public procedure for the new Bulgarian identity documents, which originally started 2 years ago, but was terminated after the Prime Minister intervened. The new documents will contain an electronic carrier with biometric data in order to verify the identity at the border checks. The price for issuing them will remain the same. The new cards will give citizens the opportunity to pay taxes and even to vote electronically.

It is expected citizens to send their applications electronically. The ordinary order remains 30 days and the fast one will be within 3 days. The express order will be from 12 to 24 hours.

The main types of documents are kept - ID card, driver's license, foreign passport and residence permit for foreigners. The term of validity of passports for Bulgarians living abroad will be valid for 10 years. Passports for children remain for 5 years period.

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Petya Petrova

Petya Petrova is a journalist, believer, and traveler.

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