*The Estonian Citizenship and Migration Board has issued a total of 803 916 ID cards, including 175 224 to foreigners holding an Estonian residence permit. Valid ID cards number 751 616, thus nearly 56 per cent of the country's population has an identity card. 43 per cent of valid ID owners are men and 57 per cent women. This year ID cards have been issued to 135 109 people. The number of ID cards is expected to cross the one million mark in 2007. The ID card is a mandatory identification document for Estonian nationals starting from 15 years of age and for all foreigners living permanently in this country on the basis of a residence permit regardless of their age.