Resident identity cards; significance of the serial numbers, including whether cards issued in Changle, Fujian would have a specific sequence; and length of validity [CHN33958.E]


According to information received on 17 February 2000 from the Immigration Control Officer at the Canadian embassy in Beijing, after consultation with the local identity card issuing authority in Fujian, the significance of the fifteen-digit serial number on the resident identity card is as follows: