Oman launches new version of ID, resident cards


Royal Oman Police’s (ROP) Directorate-General of Civil Status will introduce a new version of the ID card for Omanis and the resident card for residents from November 20.

Expats and Omanis will be able to get the new modified version of residential and ID cards starting from Sunday.


The new version of civil Cards will have high quality security specifications to ensure that it will be difficult to be forged or duplicated for illegal purposes.

The modifications also included the smart card so it can be used for different new electronic applications.

Its new design will include a new design that will have one more image of the cardholder along with a new chip with additional storage capacity for future e-services.

Cardholders can continue to use the old cars until its expiration date.

- Published on 19 November 2016

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