Since 2012, DNIs are issued only in card format, and starting in 2015, they'll have a chip with information of the holder and NFC payment.

The new DNI card is required to obtain a new Argentine Passport and there are penalties if they aren't renewed in time. The card is first issued at age 12, compulsory by 15.

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There are penalties for being issued a replacement card when it has been lost, however, if it is changed to update information on it only the application fee must be paid (e.g., upon expiry, and legal name changes as when a woman gets married and assumes her husband's surname).

Every time a new one is issued for whatever reason, a new photograph must be taken.

It is compulsory for all citizens at age 16, and there are penalties for not obtaining it within one month of turning 16 or obtaining citizenship, whichever comes last.

Includes the image of the individual (no headgear or eyewear), their particulars, and their right thumbprint.

The term "compulsory" may have different meanings and implications in different countries.

Possession of a card may only become compulsory at a certain age.

Compulsory to be issued since the age of 18 (though it can be substituted by a series of equivalent documents, see below).

It is usually issued, for civilians, by the secretariat of public security of each unit of the federation, but other departments – including the Armed Forces, the Police and some professional councils – can issue alternate identity cards, too.

The new Bulgarian ID cards were introduced in 1999.

They follow the general pattern in the EU and replaced the old, Soviet-style "internal passports", also known as "green passports".

The individual keeps their National ID card number for life, and in recent years it has been linked to the birth certificate number of newborn infants (it is the same number).