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Digital ID card testing open to public

Lamya Abdulla
04 June 2023, MVT 09:25
A sample of the digital ID card: Digital ID's will also include driving license and marriage certificate.
Lamya Abdulla
04 June 2023, MVT 09:25

eFass has opened up the opportunity for the public to test digital identification on Wednesday.

Before the official launch of digital ID cards, 500 Android users were given the chance to test the product. However, this service is not yet available to the general public.

According to the eFaas Twitter account, the service is now open for trial to iOS users as well, expanding the testing opportunity beyond Android users.

eFaas' Tweet announcing for trial use on Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Once this service is launched, it will not be mandatory to carry a physical ID card. The digital ID can be used to access all services that were previously available with the physical ID card. The government plans to offer users the option to print their digital ID card if they prefer to have a physical copy, once the service is officially launched.

Apart from a digital ID card, the Ministry of Communication, Science, and Technology is also working to ensure other important information can be accessible via eFaas as well. This includes some important certificates.

Last Saturday, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation implemented a new regulation allowing the use of digital ID cards for domestic flights.

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