New ID cards are to be ready to be issued in the upcoming months.
This was announced by the Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship Alex Muscat during a visit to the plant producing said ID cards.
These new ID cards feature new security measures. It will be more technologically advanced, with characteristics that make it difficult for it to be copied or changed. It will be made using polycarbonate substrate, and the holder’s details will be laser-engraved in black and white.
However, there will not be a mass roll-out of these IDs. Instead, they will be issued for anyone applying for an ID for the first time, or for when one’s old ID expires.