Policy on the Issuance of ID Cards
Do you know why ID cards were issued ? At the beginning, ID cards were mainly used for the purposes of law and order and the distribution of supplies to the people whenever necessary. Following the enactment of the Registration of Persons Ordinance in 1949, the registration of ID cards has become statutory and mandatory. Over the years, there have been a number of amendments to the legislation, such as those on the age and the fees required for the registration of ID cards. In view of the close relationship between ID cards and immigration control, the responsibilities relating to ID cards were taken up by the Immigration Department in 1977.