The federal government has extended the deadline for all States and the Federal District to begin issuing the new National Identity Card to January 11, 2024. The deadline was November 6th.
The change in the deadline for the start of issuance responds to requests from state governments. Currently, 11 States and the Federal District have already issued the new document model. They are: Rio Grande do Sul, Acre, Alagoas, Amazonas, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio de Janeiro and Santa Catarina.
According to the Ministry of Management and Innovation, to date, 2 million new identity cards have been issued. In May, the ministry announced that the new identity card would be issued with two changes in relation to the rules defined during the government of former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL). The document does not have the “sex” field or distinction between “name” and “social name”.
The National Identity Card follows the provisions of Law No. 14,534/2023, sanctioned by President Lula, which determines the CPF (Individual Taxpayer Registry) as a unique and sufficient number to identify the citizen in public service databases.
Currently, each citizen can have up to 27 different IDs – one per unit of the Federation. With the implementation of the new identity, Brazilians will only adopt the CPF as their identifying number.
What is the reason for the unification between RG and CPF?
With the new identity, the likelihood of fraud is lower, as it was previously possible for the same person to have an ID number per State, in addition to the CPF. Now, the citizen only has one identification number.
The new wallet also features a QR Code, which allows you to check the authenticity of the document, as well as find out if it has been stolen or lost, using any smartphone. It also has an international standard code called MRZ, the same one used in passports, which makes it a travel document.
To issue the new document, the population must contact the Public Security Secretariat of their State.
Source: The South