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Liberia - Apply for National Identification Card

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Originally National Identity cards were issued by the Ministry of internal Affairs but a National Identification Registry was approved and now has the responsibility of issuing National Identification documents in Liberia;

1.An applicant should start by finding out the requirements for obtaining a Liberia National Identification card.

2.Prepare all required documents, make copies of the same and go to the National Identification registry office;

3.At the registry, obtain an application form for the National Identification card, fill it carefully and thereafter submit the filled application together with copies of required document to the registry;

4.The application is reviewed and assessed and if found eligible to obtain a national identity card, the applicants photo and fingerprints are recorded;

5.Thereafter, the applicant is asked to return for the card after a given period of time;

6.In the registry, each applicant is given a social security number after registration which appears on the identification document;

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Required Documents[edit]

1.Birth certificate

2.Identification Documents

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

1.Ministry of internal Affairs

Broad Street, Monrovia, Liberia

Telephone: +231 6243490

Hon. Amos Tweh

Deputy Minister for Urban Affairs




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The Identity Card can be used throughout the national territory of the Republic of Liberia.

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1.Applicants must be citizens of Liberia;

2.Applications must be submitted in person;

3.Ensure that all documents submitted are true copies;

4.Applicants must meet the age limit and residential requirements;

5.Should be in the country at the time of submitting application;

6.Issuance of national identification cards in Liberia is only done in the country by the National Identification Registry;

7.Endeavor to register within the given period of time;

8.Late registration is done at a fee;

Required Information[edit]

1.Name and address of applicant;

2.Sex, age and marital;

3.Date and Place of birth;

4.Place of residence

5.Nationality at Birth;

6.Date of Birth

7.Issue Date

8.Place of Birth

9.Mother's Name

10.Father's Name

11.Eyes and skin color

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Need for the Document[edit]

A Liberian National Identification Card is a wallet sixe plastic / laminated card with black background, blue margins and black printings issued to citizens of the country. The card is computer-issued and can only be got from the National Identification Registry which is the authorized issuing authority.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

1.A national identity card identifies a person;

2.It provides basic information about the hold;

3.It is used as proof of nationality

4.Easy access to public utilities

5.The registration process helps the government in determining population size and determine the differences in population based on sex and age;

It authorizes a person to stay in the country and enjoy all sorts of benefits as a national. The registration data is used by government in effective and efficient planning processes for its people. Registration process provides relevant information that is used by local institutions, like Justice and Health Ministries, Immigration Bureau, and Social Security and Welfare Corporation among others;

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