The federal government has extended the deadline for states and the Federal District to fully issue the new ID, called the National Identity Card (CIN). The new limit was set on January 11, 2024. This is the second extension made by the Executive.
What is the new ID like?
The new model will have paper and digital versions, as is already the case with the National Driving License. The old model is valid until February 28, 2032, so it is not mandatory to exchange it now.
The old model had its own number and could be issued in any State or in the Federal District, so that the same person could have 27 different documents, each with a number. The new model does not have its own number – it uses the CPF to identify the owner.
It has only one field for name, with no distinction between civil registration name and social name, and does not indicate the person’s sex. This was done to meet the demands of transgender and non-binary people.
The new model has a QR Code that allows you to check the authenticity of the document and find out if it has been stolen or lost. The document also has an international standard code called MRZ, which makes it a travel document.