New changes to the Law for Bulgarian Identity Documents (LBID) are foreseeing the integration of Electronic Information Carriers(ENI) into ID Cards and international passports.

A group of experts on IDs is currently discussing the successful practices in other EU-countries on implementing such technology. This working group has already approved materials fit for the production of the new ID-Cards that will be available starting January 1st, 2019. The thematic design of BIDs will remain the same - focused on the history of Bulgaria and the country's cultural heritage.

The ENIs will include an electronic signature, biometrics, and an e-identity of the citizens. Bulgaria's e-government is a really controversial subject. Statistics from the end of last year have shown that Bulgaria is financing a somewhat ineffective electronic government system with huge amounts of money in comparison with Estonia.

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