The identity card shall be a personal property. Any person wishing to acquire it shall go in person to the Sector office in person where he or she is registered, unless otherwise provided by an Order of the Minister in charge of Local Government.
Whenever an identity card is lost or damaged to the extent it no longer identifies the owner, it shall be replaced on request by the owner in a period not exceeding sixty (60) days. An Order of the Minister in charge of Local Government shall determine the model and the amount to be paid by each citizen as participation fees for acquisition of national identity card.
Possession of and carrying the national identity card is obligatory to every Rwandan aged sixteen (16) and above. Every Rwandan aged sixteen years (16) shall be issued with national identity card within a period not exceeding six (6) months following the day her or she attained that age.
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