MERNIS contributes to social transformation from three different aspects:Civil Registration Offices:
With the introduction of the on-line system, transactions related to civil status can be carried out at the civil registration office at the place of domicile instead of the office at the place of registration. In this way, postal and stationary costs were completely abolished.
With the establishment of the Central Database, population and vital statistics are produced and shared instantly.
Legislative controls of civil registration operations are carried out automatically in electronic form and data inconsistencies are prevented. In addition, all operations are monitored instantly from the headquarters and districts are being warned in cases of incorrect operations.The Citizen:
Since all civil registration operations are carried out electronically, waste of time is minimised and documents are issued without any informational errors.
Copies of civil status and identity cards can be obtained from the civil registration offices at the place of domicile. Identity cards, previously personalised manually, are now being personalised using computer technology preventing material errors.
With the introduction of the Identity Information Sharing System (KPS), agencies would be able to carry out their operations without requesting further documents from the citizen.Public Agencies:
Agencies would be able to quickly and efficiently conclude transactions related to the citizen. Some of the benefits to be acquired by the public agencies accessing KPS are as follows:
- Economic and Financial
- Tax collections and controls would be carried out more easily and informal economy would be brought under control,
- Fraudulent acts in notary, title deeds and banking operations would be prevented. Banks and notaries would be able to validate the accuracy of persons' records by accessing the KPS database. In this way, fraudulent and counterfeiting incidents would be prevented.
- Planning and Investment
- Investing agencies would be able to use data in MERNİS classified according to information such as age groups and number of population and therefore make accurate future planning and investments based on real data.
- Assistance in monitoring entries and exits from the country, monitoring and arresting convicted persons, outlaws and drivers who committed traffic offences endangering the life and property of others,
- Security forces would be able to validate identity information of wanted persons by accessing records in MERNIS database using parameters such as the TR Identity Number or Name and Surname. Counterfeit identities would be determined.
- Military Service
- Assistance in drafting conscription lists by ASAL (Department of Military Conscription), since the lists of persons reaching the conscription age could be obtained from MERNIS on time. In addition, since data on male population classified by age groups can be obtained from MERNIS, military personnel needs for the next years can be determined and planned accordingly.
- Health Services
- Since patient files would be opened based on the identity number, health records of a person would be possible to maintain as a whole.
- Health policies such as the hospital and health centre needs by region would be planned based on real data from MERNIS.
- Since all kinds of nationwide or regional education statistics would be available instantly, planning and policies related to education would be better determined.
- Social Security
- Since social security agencies will be also accessing the MERNIS database, copies of civil and family status previously requested form the civil registration offices will be provided in electronic form, thereby abolishing the intra-agency correspondence and increasing the speed and efficiency in the provision of services to the citizens.
- In addition, memberships with multiple social security agencies by the same person or attempts to register with fake identities would be prevented to a great extend.
- Electoral Registers
- Assistance in the establishment of electoral registers, since the details of persons reaching the age of voting would be instantly available.
- Identifications during court trials could be made by accessing MERNIS database from the court's computer terminal. In addition, copies of civil and family status requested during inheritance trials would be accessed in the same way, ensuring that the trials are concluded faster.