National Statistics and Information Administration of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan said that they have issued up to 340,000 electronic National IDs in the capital Kabul and provinces in the past four months.

A statement released by the Administration on Saturday, January 1, 2022 reads that, already printed IDs have been issued while the process of printing new IDs is going on in twenty provinces of the country.

“Kabul, Nangarhar, Paktia, Khost, Logar, Kandahar, Zabul, Balkh, Herat, Jawzjan, Baghlan, Ghazni, Badakhshan, Farah, Nuristan, Samangan, and Takhar are provinces where the process of both printing and issuing IDs are ongoing.” Reads the statement.

The statement reads that they issue from 13,000 to 15,000 IDs on daily basis in the above-mentioned provinces.

In the meantime, the administration has assured of resuming issuance of IDs after completing a technical assessment of the centers in provinces where the process is stalled.

ID applicants in Kabul and Herat provinces are reportedly allowed to apply online while people in other provinces have to apply in person.

It is worth mentioning that the IEA charges Afghani 300 for each applicant while the previous government would charge Afghani 100 only.

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