Dec 18, 2017

NICs possible even without birth certificates Featured

National identity cards will be issued to those without having a birth certificate, according to the Department of Registration of Persons.

Its commissioner general Viani Gunatilake said a relevant circular has already been sent to the divisional secretaries and Grama Seva officers.

Accordingly, a new application form, introduced for persons without birth certificates, should have details of three nearest relatives who already have NICs.

Additionally, a sworn affidavit is required.

The Department is already receiving applications under this method, said Gunatilake.