ID cards of adult Finns can be used as travel documents, whereas the same is not true of ID cards of foreign nationals or minors, who are issued the card without a guardian’s consent. Making these cards look different would ease control work, notes the Tampere daily.
Minors’ ID cards are a slightly different colour from adult Finns’ even now, but in the future they will be purple.
New ID cards will also have added features to improve security. Old-style cards lack information regarding how long the document is valid.