National Identification System (NIDS)

The National Identification System (NIDS) for Jamaica will provide a comprehensive and secure structure to capture and store personal identity (civil and biometric) information of individuals who reside and work in the island. It will become the primary source for identity assurance and will provide a process to improve governance and management in the delivery of, social, economic and security programmes. The development and implementation of NIDS will require the integration of existing systems both in terms of sharing resources across government and in delivering a more structured public service.