Guatemala National Id Cards
The “Cédula de Vecindad”, a little archive/book which distinguished Guatemalan grown-ups, has terminated. The “Cédula” was given to every individual who was related to a letter followed by a number and additoonal numbers. The primary letter was distinctive relying on where the Cédula was given (ex Guatemala City A-1, Antigua, B-2, Esquintla E-5, and so forth)
From now Personal Identification Document (“DPI”) is presently the main legitimate report for government or private exchanges for all Guatemalans. The DPI has 13 numbers which are doled out to every person. It is a little Mastercard size plastic record with a photograph, data and installed chip. Guatemalans get a blue card and unfamiliar occupants get a pink card.
Since RENAP (concentrated individual enlistment organization) started their enrollment in January 2009, the DPI was simply given to grown-ups yet they will gradually begin giving an ID card to minors before long.
According to authorities, the new identification was necessary, because for years there was a problem with counterfeiting the cédula which was issued by the 334 municipalities – all with a different method for recording the information.
The Renap director noted that since January 2009, when they began the process, more than 8.3 million Guatemalans who obtained their DPI.
The expiration of the card was originally scheduled for January 31, 2010, but was extended until August 25, 2013 to give more Guatemalans time and advance notice to obtain their DPI.
All birth certificates and official documents must be registered with and issued by the RENAP system, which can be time consuming as many of the old handwritten registration books have been completely. Guatemala National Id Cards Online