The Civil Registry Department will be open this weekend (Saturday, 26 June and Sunday, 27 June 2021) to allow exam class students to get their national identification documents.
All Registry Offices across the country will issue national IDs to students who will be sitting for their Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations later this year.
The offices will be open from 8 AM to 3 PM on Saturday and Sunday to cater for learners.
Pindula News publishes the statement from the Department of Civil Registry below:
OPENING OF REGISTRY OFFICES ON 26 AND 27 JUNE 2021 FOR THE ISSUANCE OF NATIONAL IDENTITY DOCUMENTS
Following the recent receipt of consumables required for the securitization of ID’s, which have since been dispatched to all provinces and districts, the Civil Registry Department wishes to advise its valued clients and members of the public, that it will be issuing IDs to candidates intending to sit for the General Certificate in Education (GCE) Ordinary and Advanced Level in the November 2021 Examinations.
All candidates intending to sit for the GCE Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations but do not possess ID’s which are required for registration are advised to visit the nearest Civil Registry Offices countrywide from Saturday 26 June to Sunday 27 June 2021 between 0800-1500 hrs.
This special exercise is over and above the Civil Registry’s normal operating hours during weekdays.
Learners are therefore advised to bring the following documents as they apply for IDs;
i. Original long or short birth certificate and copy.
ii. I.D of either parent.
iii. Death certificate (for those having a deceased parent(s).
This current exercise has specifically targeted learners, given the impending registration deadline for November Examinations.
Should the need arise to extend the rollout of this programme, similar action will be taken in future.
We also acknowledge that apart from learners, the rest of our citizens require access to ID’s which are a constitutional right.
Accordingly, the Civil Registry Department takes this opportunity to advise the nation that it will be launching similar programmes in the future.