At the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, the issuance of new ID cards commenced on 1 August 2011.
ID card is the main document certifying the citizenship and identity of a person.
A new ID card is a high-tech counterfeit-resistant identity document. It includes an embedded microchip that stores the data displayed on ID card. ID microchip also has online identification and digital signing applications which cardholders may use at their discretion.
A new ID card meets ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) standards and may be used not only inside but also outside the country as a travel document. For the time being, new ID cards as a travel document can only be used for travelling to the Republic of Turkey.