Yogyakarta: The Department of Population and Civil Registration of the City of Yogyakarta issued two electronic Identity Cards (KTP) for residents of marginalized groups, namely transgender. This is done after ensuring that the population data submitted is valid and single.
"We are working with the community that houses them. Actually there were eight data sent, but one resident died and only two applicants whose data met the requirements when verified," said Head of Population and Civil Registration Services for the City of Yogyakarta, Bram Prasetyo, in Yogyakarta, Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
He explained that before issuing an ID card, the Yogyakarta City Population and Civil Registration Office verified and clarified directly to the applicant to ensure the correctness of the data by inviting the community where they were sheltered, assistants, to RT and RW administrators at their domicile.
Because all the data can be verified, the issuance of electronic ID cards for the two transgenders also does not take long, only about 30 minutes after the data is declared single, the ID cards have been issued.
In the ID card, Bram emphasized that gender will still be written according to the initial gender or according to its nature, unless there is a decision from the court regarding gender reassignment.
"For photos on their ID cards, they can take pictures with long hair or even wearing makeup," he explained.
In addition to issuing an electronic ID card, a new family card is also issued for these residents. Both of them are included in the supervisory KK or the person in charge in their community.
Last year, the Yogyakarta City Population and Civil Registration Office had also issued an electronic ID card for transgender people, bringing a total of three electronic ID cards issued to these marginalized groups.
Bram said that the transgender people who access the electronic ID card service in the city of Yogyakarta are usually not residents of the city of Yogyakarta, but have lived in Yogyakarta for a long time and have assimilated with local residents.
In addition to transgender groups, population administration services for marginalized groups are also provided for people with disabilities to the elderly.
According to Bram, requests for population administration for marginalized groups have increased during the coid-19 vaccination program because residents need a population identification number (NIK) so that vaccination data can be connected to the PeduliLindungi application.