Swiss citizens to receive ‘state-of-the-art’ ID cards
Anyone applying for a Swiss identity card from March 3 will receive a model featuring the latest security features and design.
The new ID card available from March 3 features “state-of-the-art” security features, the Federal Office of Police (Fedpol) saidExternal link on Monday.
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“Certain security elements are inserted into the materials, others are created during the manufacture of the card and still others when the card is personalised,” it said in a statement.
For the first time, the design of the new Swiss ID is similar to the Swiss passport.
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All identity cards issued to date will remain valid until their expiry date, Fedpol said. The costs of the ID card remain unchanged.
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It will still be possible to order a Swiss passport and identity card together. ApplicationsExternal link can be made at the relevant cantonal passport office or Swiss diplomatic representation abroad.
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