By the amended Law of 23 December 1978 concerning disability and priority cards, a priority card and disability cards were created and issued by the Minister for Home Affairs or his delegate.
The priority card is issued to people with walking disabilities whose disability, although less than 50%, nevertheless causes them serious difficulties in moving or standing. Holders of the priority card have the right to priority of passage or service, as well as a seat in all circumstances.
There are three categories of disability cards:
- A cards are issued to people with a degree of physical disability between 30 and 49%;
- B cards are issued to people with a degree of physical disability > 50%;
- C cards are issued to people whose physical or mental condition is such that they cannot move without the assistance of a third person.
The priority card can be issued in conjunction with the disability card A.
Applications for priority and disability cards must be submitted in duplicate based on a form, accompanied by two recent photographs of the applicant.