The Federal Government extended until January 11th the deadline for states to begin issuing the New model of the National Identity Card — currently known as General Registry, or RG. According to the old schedule, the limit was until last Monday (6).
To date, only 12 units of the federation manufacture the new wallets. See what they are:
- Federal District;
- Minas Gerais;
- Mato Grosso;
- Rio de Janeiro;
- Rio Grande do Sul;
- Santa Catarina.
The National Identity Card uses the CPF as a unique number to improve administrative records, strengthen checks by the Public Security Forces and mitigate fraud problems in Brazil, according to the Government.
Furthermore, the new document no longer has the “Sex” field and presents the citizen with a unique nameno longer with “Social Name” or “Civil Registry Name”.
Ceará will start issuing by January 2024
According to a report published by Northeast Diary Last November 1st, Ceará is preparing to start making new IDs from the beginning of next year. The information was confirmed by the head of the Human Identification and Biometric Expertise Coordination (CIHPB) of Forensic Expertise (Pefoce), Ricardo Filgueiras.
Current identity documents must expire on February 28, 2032.
It is a national document that for the first time establishes an issuance standard and model for all 27 identification agencies, curbing identification fraud in Brazil. The National Identity Card contains new security elements, including a secure QR Code and an automated reading zone, with the possibility of easy and secure checking by the Public Security Forces and at all public and private counters. The Identity Card also has a digital format, in the GOV.BR application. Furthermore, the CPF number becomes the national registration number, which means that regardless of which State of the Federation it is issued, the citizen will continue to have the same number. The Identity Card will be the safest identification document in Brazil and one of the safest in the world.
Data unification: For the government and citizens, documentation is simplified. Today, in practice, it is possible to have more than one ID number, in addition to the CPF. With the CIN, the citizen will have a single identification number. And, for the government, there is greater security that that citizen is himself. Practicality: identity card can be on your cell phone, as is the case with a driver’s license. Citizens have 2 versions: they receive a physical identity card (paper or polycarbonate – the latter optional), and then they will also have a digital card in the GOV.BR application. More security: The new model 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. International travel document: An international standard code called MRZ is also present on the wallet, the same one used in passports, which also makes it a travel document
Brazilians can issue the new card at the Identification Institutes of the States and the Federal District. Currently, 12 Brazilian states are already able to issue the new document: Acre, Alagoas, Amazonas, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Piauí, Paraná, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina.
With the publication of Decree No. 11,430, of March 3, 2023, from November 6, 2023, issuing bodies will be obliged to adopt the standards of the National Identity Card.
According to Law 7,116/83, a birth or marriage certificate is required.
In Brazil, the mandatory and free model was adopted in the first copy on paper and in digital format through the GOV.BR application. Furthermore, the exchange for a new National Identity Card as well as future renewals are free too. The first copy of the CIN and renewals are free, in accordance with Law 7,116/83. The second copies, however, are state taxes; each federated entity has its own charging table. Furthermore, if the citizen wants the polycarbonate (plastic) option, there will be a charge from the issuing state.
The document will be printed on paper and digitally (through the GOV.BR application, citizens will be able to access the digital model). You will also have the option of a document on a polycarbonate card, but this model is optional and offered, upon payment, by the States. The cardboard option has the same characteristics and data as the paper model. The cost of each card model is a state tax, therefore it will vary between federated entities.
No. Identity documents in the old models are valid until February 28, 2032.
Yes. The validity period of the new document varies depending on the person’s age: – 0 to 12 years old – validity of 5 years. – 12 to 60 years old – valid for 10 years. – Over 60 years old – indefinite validity.
People who start receiving the printed document can now access the GOV.BR app to issue the CIN in digital format. The process is similar to what already occurs with the CNH. The citizen receives the physical identity card, and will then also have the digital card in the palm of their hand, in the GOV.BR application.
No. Although one of the great advantages of the new Identity Card is having the visual data structured according to international rules and the same code that is used in passports, the CIN can be used on international trips only in places where Brazil has an international agreement, like the Mercosur countries. CIN is also prepared to combine all of the citizen’s other documents, but this is still a process under construction. All other Brazilian documents are still valid and must be used for the appropriate purposes.