I recently applied for my ID card for the first time and was told that the process would take a while before I receive it. Why does it take so long, as against getting my Driver’s permit which I got it in a day? Please explain.

As required by law, whenever a person is registered at the EBC for their identification card that registration must be verified by a field investigation in order to ascertain that the information given is accurate. After the verification of information is completed the registration will then be sent for printing and laminating.

Once this process is over, the Identification cards will finally be sent to the respective Registration Area Office for delivery. Therefore an identification card would normally take longer than a Driver’s Permit because of the various processes outlined.

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