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From 30 June, electronic identity documents will be accepted at border crossings and for certain other official transactions.

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UPDATED: 21 Dec 2023, 11:30 pm

Residents can start using digital identity cards to enter and exit Macao from Friday, TDM reports.

The broadcaster says the electronic document will be accepted at Macao’s main border crossings, including the Border Gate, ferry terminals, airport and Macao Port.

The digital identity card can also be used for certain “public sector and private institution services,” the broadcaster says.

[See more: Where can your Macao passport take you?]

To access the card, users will need to use an updated version of the Macao One Account app that releases in the early hours of Friday. Cardholders will be able to confirm their identities through facial recognition and the identity documents of minors can be linked to their parent’s mobile phones.

Speaking earlier this year, Cheong Weng Chon, the secretary for administration and justice, said electronic identity cards would be phased in slowly. 

“We need to do it step by step as an ID card is the most important document for residents,” he said.

With reporting by Mani Fong

 

UPDATED: 21 Dec 2023, 11:30 pm

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