Preparations for Digital ID awareness campaign starts in Jamaica

Jamaica launches preparations for a Digital ID awareness campaign, focusing on implementing the National Identification System and introducing new biometric passports starting March 31, 2023. The campaign will include free birth certificate distribution to facilitate national ID applications.

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The government of Jamaica has announced that the sensitisations on campaigns on implementing the National Identification System (NIDS) will begin as the procurement process is being finalised after it failed in 2022. This is part of the country’s effects to roll out its new generation biometric passport from 31 March 2023. 

During the campaign on digital ID sensitisation, free birth certificates will be issued. These birth certificates will enable those who receive them to apply for national IDs.