The Student ID application the digital version of the traditional student card. Launched by the Ministry of Education (MEC) last Monday (25th), the app is free and available for download on Android phones and iPhone (iOS). Established based on a provisional measure published by the government in September, the document allows students from all over Brazil to be entitled to half-price tickets to cinemas, shows, theaters and other cultural events.
O TechTudo prepared a list with seven questions and answers to clarify students' main doubts about Student ID. Next, understand how the novelty works, who is entitled to issue the document and learn how to enjoy the benefits of the digital card.
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Student ID to be issued through application Photo: Divulgao / MEC
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In order to have access to a digital card, students must be regularly enrolled in an educational institution and with their information included in the Brazilian Educational System (SEB), a unique and national database of students.
A representative from each educational institution, public or private, must send the student data to the National Institute of Educational Studies and Research Ansio Teixeira (Inep), which will feed SEB. it is necessary to inform the CPF, the date of birth, the course, the enrollment, the year and the semester of entry of the students.
With the information already registered in the database, the student can download the application and create the account. Student ID, which is validated by reading a QR Code, entitles you to half-price tickets to a series of cultural events.
How to register? free?
Student ID application is available for Android and iPhone phones (iOS) Photo: Divulgao / MEC
The issue can be made for free, through an application available for Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. After downloading the app from the App Store or Google Play Store, students over 18 years old must take a photo of their face and of the National Driver's License (CNH) or of the Identity Card (RG) to compare the images. According to the government, the measure prevents fraud.
In the case of underage students, the legal guardian must download the app and allow the young person to have access. After that, students will be able to download the Student ID.
Who has the right card?
Student ID is valid for students of basic education (infantile, elementary and high school levels), technological and higher, with the exception of those enrolled in postgraduate courses Lato sensu and stricto sensu. Students enrolled in pre-entrance exams, language courses and the like are not entitled to the benefit.
With Student ID, students from all over the country will be able to pay half-price for shows, cinemas, theaters, exhibitions and other cultural events.
How do I know if my institution is registered?
Check if your educational institution has already sent your data to SEB on the Student ID website Foto: Reproduo / MEC
Students can check if the educational institution transferred the data to SEB on the ID Estudantil website (idestudantil.mec.gov.br). Just click on the button "Check if your educational institution has sent your data" and inform the state, municipality and name of the school or college. If they have not been registered, students must charge the shipping directly to the institution where they study.
Yes. After issuing the Student ID, simply access the application to use it. It is not necessary to have an Internet connection. The document will be validated by reading a QR Code, located below the student's photo in the app.
No. The use of the voluntary digital student card. Documents issued by entities such as the National Students Union (UNE) and the Brazilian Secondary Students Union (Ubes) continue to be valid.
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