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Morocco: The national identity card (carte d'identité nationale, CIN), procedures to obtain one, age at which a person can have one

Publisher Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Author Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada
Publication Date 7 December 2000
Citation / Document Symbol MAR36228.E
Reference 2
Cite as Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Morocco: The national identity card (carte d'identité nationale, CIN), procedures to obtain one, age at which a person can have one, 7 December 2000, MAR36228.E, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3df4be6618.html [accessed 27 August 2014]
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On 5 December 2000 an official at the Moroccan consulate in Montreal provided the following information: the Carte d'identité nationale (CIN) is a national identity card that all Moroccans must obtain, in principle, at age 18. However, a person may also obtain one at age 16, but no younger. The documentation required to obtain a CIN is, ideally, the applicant's certificate of birth (extrait d'acte de naissance); or a document proving the identity of the father of the applicant, such as the father's civil status booklet (livret d'état civil) or passport. A school certificate (certificat de scolarité) may also serve as documentation to obtain a CIN. The applicant's fingerprints are taken before the CIN is issued; the applicant should apply in person to obtain his or her CIN, especially if it is for the first time. The CIN is valid for a period of ten years. It costs C$10.00 to obtain a CIN at the Moroccan consulate in Montreal.

According to a Moroccan government document posted on the Internet, [translation] "the national identity card is subject, when it is issued, renewed or duplicated, to a stamp fee of 30 dirhams." (Morocco 2000)

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.

References

Consulate of Morocco, Montreal. 5 December 2000. Telephone interview with an official.

Morocco. 2000. "Timbre Spécial". < www.mfie.gov.ma/di/textes_fiscaux/enregistrement/timbre/1chap3.htm > [Accessed 4 Dec. 2000]

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