The National Digital Driver's License (CNH Digital) can now be generated remotely, through the app for cell phones and tablets, without the need to go to Detran or obtain the digital certificate. Authentication can be performed all via the application, using facial recognition. The news was announced on Thursday (20) by the Ministry of Cities together with the National Traffic Department (Denatran) and the Federal Data Processing Service (Serpro). Before that, the driver needed to attend the DMV where the CNH was issued to confirm some personal data (if he did not have the digital certificate).
The digital format wallet remains valid only for documents issued from May 2017 onwards. To use the new feature, the user must have the CNH with QR Code printed on the back of the document and download the Digital Transit Card (CDT) application ), available free of charge on Google Play, for Android, and App Store, for iPhone (iOS). More than 26 million Brazilians already have a wallet with a two-dimensional bar code.
How to register CNH Digital and activate on the Services Portal
CNH Digital can be validated by cell phone, without going to a Detran post Photo: Paulo Alves / TechTudo
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According to the Ministry, the need for face-to-face service limited the adoption of the digital document. The expectation is that the demand will be higher, since the user can use the app to scan the QR code of the physical wallet and perform a biometric verification step directly through the device, through the phone's camera.
The process involves proof of life to ensure security of identification. At the time of biometric authentication, the user must make certain movements for the camera, preventing the mechanism from being defrauded with photographs.
Driver can get CNH Digital directly from the cell phone without going to the DMV Photo: Divulgao / Serpro
After validation, the user must enter the cell phone number and set a four-digit password to activate CNH Digital. The code will always be requested when accessing the document in the application, with or without Internet available.
In addition to CNH, the Digital Traffic Portfolio application will also be able to load a digital version of the Vehicle Registration and Licensing Certificate (CRLV). However, unlike the driver's license, only a few states have adhered to the digitized vehicle document. For the time being, CRLV Digital is available in Cear, Distrito Federal, Gois, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pernambuco and Rondnia. The updated CRLV Digital adoption list is available on the Denatran website (https://portalservicos.denatran.serpro.gov.br/#/carteiradigital/adesoes).
How to register CNH Digital and activate on the services portal