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Answer on whether the defendant's identity card information should be provided for filing a case

According to Article 209 of the Interpretation of the Supreme People's Court on the Application of the Civil Procedure Law of the People's Republic of China, when the plaintiff sues, information such as the name or domicile of the defendant is specific and clear enough to distinguish the defendant from others, it can be recognized as a clear defendant. Article 6, paragraph 3, of the Provisions of the Supreme People's Court on Certain Questions Concerning the Registration and Filing of Cases by the People's Court also makes provisions consistent with the aforementioned contents. Therefore, as long as the plaintiff provides specific and clear enough information to distinguish the defendant or the defendant from others, such as name or domicile, even if there is no ID card number of the natural person defendant, it should be registered and filed in accordance with the law. If the information of the defendant in the indictment submitted by the plaintiff is insufficient to identify the clear defendant, the people's court may inform the plaintiff to make a correction; if the plaintiff can not confirm the clear defendant after the correction, the people's court shall rule not to accept it.

In practice, there are a lot of information that can make the defendant different from others, such as name, sex, age, address, social relations, ID number, work unit, other household registration content and so on. The more information, the more conducive to the identification of specific defendants. Of course, if the plaintiff can provide the identity card number of the defendant in the prosecution stage, on the one hand, it is conducive to the identification of the defendant, enough to distinguish the defendant from others, on the other hand, it is conducive to the smooth progress of follow-up litigation activities.
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Source: Supreme People's Court Network