In course of one month, 19 486 Students became owners of a Student card. Students are receiving cards in a simplified way in the Public Service Halls and Territorial offices of the Civil Registry Agency.
On July 14, Head of the Civil Registry Agency Mr. Giorgi Gabrielashvili met with students willing to receive ID cards at the Batumi Public Service Hall, and attended the procedure for submitting an application.
Mr. Giorgi Gabrielashvili talked about statistics of issuing the Student cards, procedures of receiving the document, and receiving services of the Civil Registry Agency on preferential terms.
Issuing of Student cards has begun since June 12. The card contains information about the student, as a result of which the students can receive various discounts from both public and private sectors.
If a student is receiving the card for the first time, the document will be issued on the tenth workday after the application is submitted and is free of charge. In case, a student already has ID card, he/she will apply to the Public Service Halls and Territorial offices of the Civil Registry Agency where information about the student will be put on the card in course of seven days free of cost. In this case, a word "Student" will be visually represented on the cover of a student's ID card.
Students can benefit from special privileges from July 1. According to a new project, the Civil Registry Agency offers them reduced prices in different services. Students have 5% discounts in receiving passports, and 10% discounts when using other services of the Civil Registry Agency. The Student card holders have special privileges also in other Agencies, and discounts are meant for students as well in cultural and recreation centers.
For information, ID card is a high-tech identification document, maximally safe from falsification. The first ID card in Georgia was issued on August 1, 2011.
Since December 10, 2011, citizens can cross a border on the customs exit point in Sarpi with the bilingual electronic ID card that corresponds to the international standards.
Through this document, citizens can look for their personal information on the webpage of the Public Service Hall (www.my.gov.ge), change a place of registration remotely, and receive information about the number of persons registered to the one address without leaving homes.
ID card replaced a pass in the Ministry of Justice, and organizations and private persons were also enabled to protect their properties through the electronic card.
Bank of Georgia offered a simple and quick service through ID card to its consumers. They do not have to fill an application manually any more in order to receive services. Through ID card and a special reader, data of a customer are transferred to the application automatically and unerringly.