Belarus will almost completely switch to ID cards in 2030

Belarus will almost completely switch to ID cards instead of current passports in 2030. This was announced in an interview with BelTA by first Deputy Minister of communications and Informatization Pavel Tkach.

"Taking into account the fact that there is no mandatory simultaneous transition to ID cards, almost a complete transition to them can occur within 10 years (after the expiration of passports that have it for 10 years)," Pavel Tkach believes.

However, in his opinion, " the development of electronic services and ID card capabilities should speed up the replacement of current passports with ID cards for the majority of the population active in the digital world."

At the first stage, 5 administrative procedures and 5 electronic services will be available using the ID card. Then - all services and administrative procedures translated into electronic form.