The Directorate-General of Police has suspended the issuance of documents and all prior appointments, except for duly justified reasons of urgency.
In a statement the General Directorate of police has informed of this decision, effective as of this Saturday, for the measures to protect the health of citizens in light of the evolution of COVID-19.
In addition to suspending the prior appointment for the issuance of all kinds of documents, the National Police has cancelled all previously arranged appointments. The documentation offices will only attend to the issuance of documents for duly justified reasons of urgency.
Once normality is restored, all affected citizens are required to make a new appointment, it was explained.
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