I want to start a new thread where people report websites/services/places where the new ID number format could not be used.
Btw. the idea by NIA to change the format was for it to be accepted at more online services.
What is the new ARC/APRC ID number format?
Why wouldn’t the new ARC/APRC ID number format work?
It depends on the implementation of the ID validity check.
If the implementation is done properly then it should reject the new ID format as the old format only allows [1,2,A,B,C,D] in the second spot of the ID number. The new format for ARC/APRC will have 8 or 9 in the second spot.
Why do we need a thread about it?
The new ID format is coming beginning of 2021 (ca. 3,5 weeks from now). If you need to update or replace your ARC/APRC it will have the new format!
If you had an ARC/APRC ID with old format it will still be printed on the new ARC/APRC somewhere and can be used in the next 10 years.
Not confirmed if foreign residents who get ARC for the first time will only have the new format.
We should should test as many websites/services as possible beforehand and contact them to fix their implementation if it fails. This will hopefully reduce the time the service is unavailable for foreign residents.
How to contribute?
Test a service/website that requires ID numbers. Most of the times it is not required to complete a registration, just fill the ID number field and let it verify. At this point, do not continue!
Report your result here. Inform them about the new foreign resident ID number format and that they need to fix the validity check.
DO NOT REGISTER AND USE A SERVICE WITH A GENERATED ID. THIS IS FRAUD.
The following ID can be used for test purposes, as it has been used as an example by government: