National Identification Number

Overview [1]#

National Identification Number (National ID) is a number or Identity Document issued by a Government Entity as a means of providing Identification of their citizens and or Aliens

National Identification Number is usually issued by a National Identity Register or a Basic Registry of People and is usually implemented and used as a Government Identity

Some Known National Identification Number#

  • Good ID
  • Netherlands - DigiD
  • Estonia - is a mandatory identity document for citizens of Estonia. In addition to regular identification of a person, an ID-card can also be used for establishing one's identity in electronic environment and for giving one's Digital Signature.
  • In The Gambia, the National Identification Number (NIN) consists of 11 digits in the form DDMMYY-PG- ##CS. DD MM YY indicates date of birth, PG indicates place of issuance and nationality, ## is a serial number and also indicates sex and CS is a check sum.
  • Republic of South Africa every citizen must apply for an Identity Document from the age of 16 years. The ID number is already allocated at the time the birth certificate is generated and required for child passport applications.
  • Zimbabwe national ID registration is managed by the Registrar Generals Office. The National ID number is an eleven character alphanumeric code in which the 2 digit prefix denote the district in which the applicant resides or registered for the national document.
  • Argentina the only nationally issued identification is the DNI, Documento Nacional de Identidad (National Identity Document). It is a number not related to anything in particular about the person
  • Brazil there are two systems. The first, the Registro Geral (RG) is a number associated to the official ID card. Although the ID cards are supposedly national, the RG numbers are assigned by the states and a few other organizations, such as the armed forces. So, not only is it possible for a person to have the same RG number as a person from other state (which is usually dealt with by specifying the state which issued the ID card), but it is also possible to (legally) have more than one RG, from different states.
  • Canada Social Insurance Number (SIN) as a "de facto" ID number ended in 2004 with passage of The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act.
  • Chile the National Identification Number is called RUN (Rol Único Nacional), but is usually called RUT (Rol Único Tributario) since the number is the same as the one used for tax purposes. The main difference between them is that RUN is only assigned to natural persons, while juristic persons can only get a RUT number.
  • United States,
  • Morocco is introducing a new national population register and civil and social Digital Identity (Modular Open Source Identity Platform (MOSIP))
  • Somalia, which has one of the lowest levels of foundational ID coverage in the world, has an ambitious plan for a foundational National Identification Number system to expand access to financial services, especially international remittances.
  • Thailand is introducing a federated National Identification Number platform to unlock opportunities in the digital economy and improve the ease of doing business.


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