Italy is set to become first nation in the Western world to offer a national identification card.
The move follows the introduction of a similar card by France, which will be implemented by next year.
According to the new card, residents will be required to show a valid passport, birth certificate and passport photo in order to obtain a passport, but there will be no ID cards for foreigners.
The new card will be introduced by the end of 2019, the first date of the year when the new identity card will become available for purchase, with the current card being in use until April 2020.
In the United States, the Obama administration has pushed to require new identification cards for citizens and non-citizens who have been granted citizenship or residency.
Currently, only state IDs issued by the federal government are covered by the National Identity Card Act of 1996, which was signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996.
But that law, however, has expired and there is no federal law requiring new cards.
The law requires all states to develop a national card system, which is not being finalized, but it has been under discussion for years.
The card, which would replace current ID cards that are issued by various state governments, would be the only one issued in Italy, and it will replace the current ID card issued by several other European countries, including France, Italy, Belgium and Spain.
The Italian government says the new identification card will make it easier for Italians to access government services and will be used by more than a billion people.
It says the card will help in the fight against terrorism, which has a particularly high risk of causing violence.
The government is also working on the card, with a preliminary design and production phase planned for 2021.
The development comes amid a surge in anti-immigrant sentiment, and the Italian government has been working with the European Commission to address the problem.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has said that he would like to see an increase in the number of people from Muslim countries in Italy in order for it to be able to be more multicultural.