The Minister of Interior reveals exceptional measures to enable earthquake victims to obtain lost identity documents – Today 24

Interior Minister Abdelouafi Laftit revealed exceptional measures taken by the authorities to enable survivors of the September 8, 2023 earthquake to recover administrative documents that were lost.
In a written answer to the minister’s written response to a question from the parliamentary group for justice and development, he stated that in implementation of the high royal instructions of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, may God assist him, regarding the immediate treatment of all effects resulting from the earthquake on the night of September 8, 2023, the Ministry of the Interior, through the General Directorate of National Security, launched a wide campaign. It is free to complete or renew the national ID card for the population affected by the earthquake in the prefectures and provinces of Marrakesh, Al Haouz, Taroudant, Ouarzazate, Chichaoua and Azilal, by harnessing the necessary human and logistical resources to ensure the smooth running of this process, as 13 mobile units have been mobilized to complete or renew the national ID card.

He added that these mobile units were provided with the necessary technological means and equipped with a photography workshop automatically connected to the information systems for processing identification data related to the national ID card, in order to enable male and female citizens who lost their identification documents during this tragedy to obtain new identification cards, provided that they are exempted. Beneficiaries of this process are exempt from registration duties.
Regarding requests to renew the passport document, the departments of the prefectures and regions concerned with the effects of the earthquake are processing them normally without recording any delay on the basis of providing a loss certificate submitted by the competent security services.

The Ministry sent letters to regional officials in order to prepare detailed reports on the status of the civil status offices in the affected areas, especially the status of civil status records, as it became clear that the status of the archives of all civil status offices, especially their records, even if some of them sustained varying damages, does not prevent meeting the needs of the servientes. To obtain civil status documents proving their identities.


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