According to the State Services Development Agency, 245 809 ID cards were issued during six months of 2012, among them are about 20 000 Student cards. At the Rustavi Public Service Hall, Head of the State Services Development Agency, Mr. Giorgi Gabrielashvili presented statistics of issuing ID cards in course of six months.
ID card is a high-tech identification document, maximally safe from falsification. A number of benefits are offered while issuing the document: ID card is issued free of charge for Socially Excluded Family members with no more than 70 001 points; for students, participants of the World War II; Georgian citizens become disabled as a result of fighting for territorial integrity; persons who have been granted Georgian citizenship on the initiative of the President of Georgia.
Functions of ID card: Since December 10, 2011, citizens can cross a border on the customs exit point in Sarpi with the bilingual electronic ID card that corresponds to the international standards.
Through this document, citizens can view their personal information on the webpage of the Public Service Hall (www.my.gov.ge), change a place of registration remotely, receive information about the number of persons registered to the one address, etc. without leaving homes.
Issuing of Student ID cards has begun since June 12. The card contains information about the student, as a result of which the students can receive various discounts from both public and private sectors.
If a student receives the card for the first time, the document will be issued free of charge on the tenth workday after submission of the application.
In case, a student already has ID card, he/she will apply to the Public Service Halls and Territorial offices of the State Services Development Agency where information about the student will be put on the card within seven days free of cost. In this case, a word "Student" will be visually represented on the cover of a student's ID card.
Students can benefit from special privileges since July 1. According to a new project, the State Services Development Agency offers them reduced prices in different services. Students have 5% discounts in receiving passports, and 10% discounts when using all other services of the Civil Registry Agency.