Registration and Issuance of National Identity Cards to all Legal Residents Country wide.

The National Identification Authority (NIDA) is established by the National Identification Authority (Establishment) Instrument, 2008 with the mandate to Register and Issue Identity Cards to Tanzanian citizens and eligible residents who are non-citizens with the age of 18 years and above in accordance with the Registration and Identification of Persons Act, (Act No.11 of 1986) Revised Edition 2012.

From September 2016 to date, NIDA has been Registering and Issuing Identity Cards to the eligible residents who are non-citizens in Dar es Salaam region and now, the exercise is officially extended to commence countrywide to all eligible residents who are non-citizens from 06th March, 2017. With that regard, NIDA would like to inform all Legal Residents who resides in Tanzania for more than six months as per their residence permits from the date of issuance of this announcement to participate in Registration and Identification of persons exercise as required by law;

It is the duty of every eligible resident who is a non-citizen with the age of 18 years and above who is within the group of qualified legal residents to be registered as per his/her relevant documents, to apply for registration in the specified and nearest NIDA Office i.e NIDA District Office located in all districts country wide – Tanzania Mainland. According to the law, any person who contravenes or fails or refuses to comply with any provision commits an Offence.

An Application for registration and issuance of Identity cards to the qualified legal residents is subject to payment of prescribed fee depending on the category of the said legal resident as outlined:

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