September 14, 2015

1894 INDONESIA - One national ID card for every citizen

The Kartu Tanda Penduduk, commonly KTP, is an Indonesian identity card (literally: Resident Identity Card). Since 2011, the Indonesian government has implemented E-KTP or KTP elektronik which contains microchip on the card. Thus, the electronic ID card applied in Indonesia is a combination of e-ID UID PRC and India, because the electronics are equipped with a biometric ID cards and chips. The man shown in the postcard compares the two ID cards, the old one and the new one.

About the stamps
The first stamp is part of the series Year of the Rabbit, about which I wrote here.

The second stamp was issued on April 1, 2012, to mark the 50th Anniversary of Asia-Pacific Postal Union.

Indonesian identity card - Wikipedia

Sender: Rita Mahriza
Sent from Rantau (Kalimantan / Indonesia), on 23.01.2015
Photo: Derrick Thomson

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