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NRIC: The Not Replaceable Identity Card?

Even with a digital identity and SingPass Mobile, the humble plastic NRIC will remain relevant for verification purposes in many transactions

Instead of using your plastic NRIC, expect soon to scan a QR code on your phone to register for your medical appointment, enter secured buildings or borrow library books.

This future is nearing as the building blocks are being laid to create a national digital identity (NDI) for all residents.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 01, 2018, with the headline 'NRIC: Not Replaceable Identity Card'. Subscribe