Children from seven years of age must now have an identification card, this is a new procedure and parents are urged to bring their children in to the Banglamung district office along with their house registration documents and the birth certificates of the child.
This should be done within 60 days of the child turning seven.
This new ID card will mean that when children have to go to a government office – all of their information will be on the card so there is no need for birth certificates etc.
One young girl gets her picture taken for her 1st ID card.
The Banglamung district office can deal with 150 – 200 applications a day, however on the day it started – the system crashed.
There are still some teething problems with the system at the Banglamung district office, the department officials said the problems would soon be fixed and the working hours have been extended to Monday-Saturday 8.30-20.30 and Sunday 8.30-16.30.
Sarocha Pachaporn aged 7
‘I am very happy and excited to have an ID card and good that I didn’t have to wait until I am 15, my mother will keep my card for safe keeping.
Juthamat Sangkatum aged 11
‘I am thrilled to have my own ID card and I will keep it in a safe place’.