9, August 2016
President Paul Biya has signed various decrees indicating a change in the format of most official identification documents in Cameroon.
According to the decrees, National Identity Cards, Residence Permits, Refugee Cards, Entry Visas and Retirement Cards for officials of the National Security will all have a single identification number and not multiple numbers as has been the case in the past.
The documents will also have a sim card allocated to them. The move is aimed at modernizing the system and ensuring security.