COLOMBO (NewsRadio); Fees to issue and amend National Identity Cards will be increased with effect from today.
The Department for Registration of Persons will accordingly charge Rs. 200 to register and issue a National Identity Card for a first-time applicant.
Previously Rs. 100 was charged from first-time applicants.
The gazette in this regard was issued by the Minister of Public Security.
According to the gazette issued by the Minister of Public Security, Rs. 200 will be charged for the issuance of a new Identity Card for an expired National Identity Card under Section 17(4) of Registration of Persons Act, No. 32 of 1968.
Meanwhile, a fee of Rs.1,000 will be charged to issue a duplicate National Identity Card in place of those that have been stolen or misplaced.
Furthermore, from today, the fee to amend the details of the National Identity Card will be Rs.500.
Meanwhile, one day service charge, in addition to the application fee will be increased by Rs. 2,000. A fee of Rs.2,000 will also be charged for the translation of a National Identity Card to English.
Meanwhile, Rs.15,000 will be levied for the registration of photo studios and Rs.3,000 will be charged for the renewal of the registration of photo studios.