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New Croatian ID cards introduced

As of today all Croatian citizens can request a new ID card.

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ZAGREB, 2 August 2021 – As of today, all Croatian citizens can request a new ID card. 

The second-generation electronic card, which was presented today, will also serve as a health card and a passport within the EU, will be used for faster and easier border crossing, and brings a number of new useful functionalities.  

The new ID card contains stored biometric data, an image and two fingerprints. Persons who have a valid ID card should not request the immediate issuance of a new ID card until the expiration date of the valid one.

The regular price of a new ID card will be 100 kuna, and for people over 70, it will cost 70 kuna. For persons under the age of 18 taking out their ID for the first time, it will be free.

The new ID card will also have a software solution for mobile phones and tablets, it will be simple, free and accessible to all citizens. 

The new ID will be valid for five years, it is an important step in the continuation of digitalisation and provides greater protection of personal data.

Around 2,500 requests have already been received this morning for the new ID card, HRT reported.

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