Skopje, 27th February 2013 (MIA) – Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Zoran Stavreski, and Minister of Internal Affairs, Gordana Jankulovska, promoted today the new service for cashless payment through POS terminals when applying for new ID documents.

The possibility to pay for obtaining documents through POS terminals provides for the procedure for issuance of documents to be simpler, i.e. the citizens, as of today, can pay with a payment card on the spot.

– It means that the citizens can make an appointment electronically and, by coming at the place for issuance of documents, can complete all administrative procedure in much simpler manner, thereby avoiding to unnecessarily waste time,
Jankulovska said.

According to her, what is of benefit to the citizens is that the service provides for much lower fees necessary to be paid for the issuance of the documents, depending on the type of document to be issued. She underlined that this is part of the reforms the Government implements, aimed at making the services offered by the administration closer to the citizens and providing for a better service to realize all their needs.

Total of 167 POS terminals are installed in MoIA throughout the territory of the Republic of Macedonia, and there are 170 MoIA employees trained to manage the terminals.

Vice Prime Minister Stavreski, pointing out that this would significantly reduce the costs for the citizens, underlined that the project was one more measure aimed at improving the services and their greater accessibility by the citizens.

– We have previously introduced a possibility for administrative fees, and later on court fees, to be paid by sending SMS text messages through mobile phones, thereby changing the limit of the amount it applies to, all to the end of making it easier for the citizens to have the procedures completed, Stavreski reiterated.

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