Those who misplace their IDs while abroad will still be allowed back into the country as long as they've only been gone for less than six months, the ministry said. For those who have been away longer, the situation is a bit more complicated.
Officials said that beginning June 15, new residents and those renewing their residency permits (RPs) would no longer need to have stickers in their passports explaining their visa details. Children will also be required to have ID cards.
The potential move would make it easier for authorities to find residents, but raises logistical questions, and concerns about personal security. For example, if an ID card is lost or stolen, the holder's home would be easy to find.
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