For you who follow my blog (and or twitter) or know me in the real life might know that I had my birthday last April. The first time I had an identity card was 5 years ago, when I was 17. Yeah go on, you can count on how old I am this day. :p
That means, this year my identity card is expired and I have to extend it to be valid in the next 5 years. I don’t know whether we can extend our (almost) expired identity card a month before the due date, but I didn’t do it. My fault was I waited until my birthday and did the work to extend the card on the following monday. As you all may know, our identity card expires at our birthday.
Problem came on my visit last 2 weeks to the capital city. During those several days, I had to come to several skycrapers that needed my identity card to get me a pass card of the building. Some of the security were okay with my photocopied identity card. Some were okay with my (also expired :p) student card. Some weren’t.
Those who weren’t, asked for my driving license. Heck you, I still don’t have one. They were also asked for my passport if I don’t have any. What a joke. Why on earth would I bring my passport to Jakarta if I don’t have any intention to go another country that day.
For you whose identity card will be expired, be prepare. To get an extended identity card, we shall wait for another 3 weeks to get the whole process done. If you’re about to go anywhere that needed original identity card, come fetch an driving license or passport anywhere you go.
Don’t waste a full 15 minutes on the security check point like I did. Troublesome.