IMPORTANT Limit on Old Identities

In-Cyprus carried the following warning (link here) :

The Civil Registry and Migration Department announced that old identity cards that do not have an expiry date will be valid until 3 August 2026 and then will be abolished.

So, owners of these identity cards are asked to replace them by 3 August 2026.

This is mandatory and is in accordance of Regulation EU 2019/1157 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on strengthening the security of identity cards of Union citizens and of residence documents issued to Union citizens and their family members exercising their right of free movement.

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