Last November we spoke here on the website about the arrival of National Digital Driver's License to the Federal District. At the time, we also talked about the deadline for implementing the CNH Digital, which was to reach all Brazilian states on February 1, 2018, but was postponed to July 1.
Well then. Today, the state of So Paulo made access to it available. And free of charge!
To have your CNH Digital, you need to have a driver's license with a QR code printed on the inside (they started to be issued in May 2017). If you still have the old version of the wallet, you can request a duplicate of the document through the website of the DMV of your state or in person (obviously, it is a paid service; in SP, the cost of R $ 42.41). If you already have this wallet with QR code, there are two options to access the digital version:
- If you already have a digital certificate, the e-CPF, you can order the CNH digital after completing the registration on the Denatran website.
- If you do not have a digital certificate, you need to go to a Detran service station to complete the registration.
That done, just access the CNH Digital application with your account, provide an activation code sent by Denatran and create a four digit password for access. For security, the data of the digital document is always linked to only one device; if you change your smartphone or it is stolen, you will need to inform your new device (using the same password to access the Traffic Portal to unlock your new phone). By doing this, the CNH Digital of the previous device will be blocked automatically (after unlocking the new one).
To those who have any doubts about the process, Denatran put up a page with a very detailed tutorial, explaining all the steps for you to take your CNH Digital.
The digital document has the same validity period as the paper version and the same legal value and its issue, obviously, totally optional.