askST: Why the physical NRIC and passport are here to stay

International acceptance of a digital passport is a major hurdle to cross. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Physical birth and death certificates may no longer be issued from May 29 this year, but the paper versions of the NRIC and Singapore passport are here to stay.

What are the reasons for doing away with official paper documents selectively? Are the digital versions safe? Can birth and death certificates be stored in the Singpass app?

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