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Zimbabwe To Introduce Plastic Driver’s Licence Discs

Zimbabwe To Introduce Plastic Driver’s Licence Discs

Zimbabwe is set to introduce plastic driver’s licence disks early this year, a government official has revealed.

Transport and Infrastructural Development Permanent Secretary Engineer Theodius Chinyanga recently told State media that the government has submitted designs of the proposed plastic driver’s licence to the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for approval.

Chinyanga also said the procurement of consumables such as the ribbon, ink and foil required to produce the plastic licence disks is underway. Said Chinyanga:

In compliance with the International Organisation for Standardisation and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 18013 standards on driver’s licences, the ministry applied for the Issuer Identification Number, which uniquely identifies CVR as the issuing authority in Zimbabwe, across all ISO member states.

The IIN was issued in November 2022.

The ministry has since encoded the IIN on the card design and submitted it to SADC, who are currently reviewing it.

While awaiting feedback from SADC, the ministry has initiated the procurement process for the related materials such as ribbon, ink and foil.

The printers will be procured once final approval is received from SADC so as to avoid compatibility issues.

Plastic driver’s licences, also known as plastic polymer licences, are already in use in several SADC countries, including South Africa.

Like polythene-synthetic identity cards introduced a few years ago to replace the metal ones, the new plastic licences will be printed instantly. | The Sunday Mail

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10 Comments

Dofo 1 month ago

They should have done that kudhara dhara


1 month ago

Common sense is wat they dnt posses, wat was the holdup all this time...instant drivers' license is the way to go


Dofo 1 month ago

Common sense is not that common


whiskocracy 1 month ago

Kuno ku VID kuti muwane maCOC munobhadhara usd$100. Munopa ma instructors enyu ozotitambidza.


Poovho 1 month ago

Pane mumwe Chef atopinda pa deal


Jah 🇿🇼 Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Had to upgrade my driver's licence from class 4 to class 2 on 30/12/22
when some zimbos were celebrating beating drums 🤔 i was at VID BULAWAYO avoid hitting drums 😂 am so hurt coz i has to surrender my class 4 metal disc only to get plastic class 2.
hope they jus add class 2 on my metal disc and give it back to me 🇿🇼🇿🇼🇿🇼


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Plumtree 1 month ago

uchandzwa kwakudikana ma $100US kuti uwane ye plastic .ko isu vamwe ndine ye paper ndakaitora November 2019?


Usapenge iwe usatsvake nyaya iwe 1 month ago

Madisk a2wenty 19 akasobuda last yr but one

Plumtree 4 weeks ago

Nezuro ndaenda ku Post Office yeku Plumtree vati kwakauya 4 chete a February 2019.
usataure zvausina uumbwo Stupeti


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