Law no. 22/2021 “On the approval of the addendum to the Contract “On the production and distribution of identity cards and electronic passports” between the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Albania and the Morpho Group and the Albanian-American Enterprise Fund“.
Law no. 22/2021 is published in the Official Gazette no. 37, dated 11.03.2021, and has entered into force on 27 March 2021.
Pursuant to the above law, an addendum to the Concession Contract “For the production and distribution of identity cards and electronic passports” has been made, in order to improve the application process through the Digital Identity e-Aleat Services, and the issuance of identity card without term for citizens reaching the age of 75.
Given that the Albanian Parliament has approved law no. 89/2020, dated 9.7.2020, “On an addition to the law no. 8952, dated 10.10.2002,” On the electronic identity card of Albanian citizens “, as amended, which provides that the identity card is issued indefinitely for citizens who reach the age of 75, the Albanian state has asked the Concessionaire Company to implement the above law.
In these circumstances the parties have agreed to implement a solution that consists only in a visual change of the validity of the identity cards that will be issued to citizens who reach the age of 75 years. Citizens who reach the age of 75 and who will renew their identity card or will apply for a new identity card will be provided with an identity card that will have a validity period of 50 years, although the E-Certificates located on the identity card chip will have a validity period of 10 years and any e-Service that will be offered is conditional on a validity of 10 years.