Parliament greenlights electronic ID
The Hungarian Parliament yesterday approved legislation that paves the legal way for the introduction of electronic identification cards for Hungarian citizens, Hungarian news agency MTI reported.
The government earlier announced the notion of eID, which would combine many Hungarian documents into one single biometric card, granting the bearer with eSIGN, eID and ePASS functions. Some public services would also accept the card, which will have the social security and also tax identification integrated into it.
The card will cost HUF 1,500 for Hungarians who replace their old identifications within 60 days of their expiry and be free of charge for Hungarians under 18 years of age as well as those over 65. The cost to produce each card is estimated to be HUF 5,000.
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