Existence of and description of National Identity Card [NER32450.E]

During a 4 August 1999 telephone interview, a Vice President of the Association nigérienne des droits de l'homme (ANDDH), a Niger based non-governmental human rights organization affiliated to the Fédération internationale des Ligues des droits de l'homme (FIDH) provided the following information.

At their majority, all Niger citizens must hold a National Identity Card [Carte nationale d'identité]. Watermarked with "République du Niger", the National Identity Card is green. On its back, the card has in italic the following inscription:
République du Niger
Ministère de l'Intérieur
Département : [to be completed]
Arrondissement: [to be completed]
Commune: [to be completed]

At the bottom of the same side, the inscription "Carte nationale d'identité" is in bold, followed by a seven-figure number.

On the right side, inside card, there are the following items:
A photography of the holder
Stamped vignette of 500 Franc CFA
Numéro :
A rectangular area in which, there is a signature of the holder or his (her) left thumb fingerprint.

On the left side, the following information is listed:
Nom :
Prénom :
Surnom :
Né le :
A l'endroit de :
Fils de : et de :

A rectangular area within an inscription "Nationalité nigérienne"
Épous(e) de :
Profession :
Domicile :
Taille :
Signe particulier
Fait le :
Par : [a stamp of the Commissaire de police to be sealed].

At the bottom of the same side, there is an inscription of the "Imprimerie nationale."

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Association nigérienne des droits de l'homme (ANDDH), Niamey. 4 August 1999. Telephone interview with Vice President.

Additional Sources Consulted

Resources Centre country file. Niger. 1998 to present.

Passport Handbook. 1998.

Electronic Sources: IRB Database, Internet Searches.

Unsuccessful attempts to reach Niger officials have been made.