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The International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is an identification for students at various levels of education, ranging from elementary school II post-graduation and doctorate. The ISIC association has existed since 1953 and makes international identities available not only to students, but also to teachers and young people between 18 and 30 years old.

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The benefits of the international student card are several, and include more than half-price for concerts and cultural events, as well as discounts on services such as language courses, and stationery and books, for example. The virtual student card is also available on the ISIC application, via mobile phone. Check below how to obtain the ISIC student ID, the modalities of the service and their respective prices.

Internationally recognized student ID card Photo: Clara Fabro / dnetcInternationally recognized student ID card Photo: Clara Fabro / dnetc

Internationally recognized student ID card Photo: Clara Fabro / dnetc

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1. What does the international student card?

ISIC, short for International Student Identity Card, an international identification document, which has a wide reach of students at the most varied levels of education. The card can be obtained by students of elementary II, high school, undergraduate, post-graduate, master's and doctorate, also including students of technical courses and MBA in courses duly recognized nationally by the Ministry of Education (MEC).

Recognized worldwide by major international organizations and supported by Unesco since 1968, ISIC is considered by the agency as the "only international document that encourages cultural exchange". The international student card is valid in more than 130 countries and has a series of benefits for students, such as half-price tickets to cultural events, guaranteed in Brazil. It is worth remembering that the international student card is also valid in Brazil, and authorizes half-price.

2. What are the card types?

International ID cards can be purchased by students, teachers and young people between 18 and 30 years old Photo: Reproduo / Student CardInternational ID cards can be purchased by students, teachers and young people between 18 and 30 years old Photo: Reproduo / Student Card

International ID cards can be purchased by students, teachers and young people between 18 and 30 years old Photo: Reproduo / Student Card

There are three international identification cards: ISIC for students, ITIC for teachers and IYTC for young people up to 30 years of age; for the latter there is no need for proof of student status. All offer benefits in products and services.

ISIC is the student card that comprises all levels of education starting from elementary school II. It costs R $ 55, has more than 15 thousand exclusive benefits for students all over the world and is valid until March 31 of the following year after the date of issue of the document. After this period, it is necessary to renew the student card through the institution's portal.

ITIC, International Teacher Identity Card, a proper wallet for teachers. It is also valid and recognized worldwide, and all education professionals who teach can purchase it. The value for withdrawing the card is R $ 35 and it is valid for one year, counted after the date of issue.

The IYTC, International Youth Travel Card, a card for young people between 18 and 30 years of age, which unlike ISIC, does not need proof or declaration of connection with educational institutions. The ID card costs R $ 35, is valid for one year and is recognized worldwide as an international identification document. All payments related to the purchase of the portfolios must be made by means of a credit card.

3. How to apply for an international student card?

Learn how to make the ISIC student card Photo: Clara Fabro / dnetcLearn how to make the ISIC student card Photo: Clara Fabro / dnetc

Learn how to make the ISIC student card Photo: Clara Fabro / dnetc

To purchase one of the cards, it is necessary to complete an application form on the website carteiradoestudante.br, or through the ISIC application. Or you can still apply in person at the STB office, Student Travel Bureau it is worth checking as close to you and taking the necessary documents, which are a 3×4 photo, proof of schooling and ID. The card is ready on time.

On the website, click on the "ISIC World Student ID" option. You will be redirected to a new page where you must fill in your personal data, which includes documents such as ID, CPF, address, education level and the educational institution where you study.

After completing the form, you must choose the delivery method of your card: Sedex, Registered Letter and withdraw in person at an STB store. The third step is to send an image of an official document with photo, which can be the RG or CNH, for example, and proof of schooling. The deadline for checking the documents is ten days and, after that period, the National Federation of Free Students (FNEL) will send an email with instructions on how to unlock the half-price card.

The discounts offered by the STB international student card go beyond half-price for students Photo: Reproduo / Clara FabroThe discounts offered by the STB international student card go beyond half-price for students Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

The discounts offered by the STB international student card go beyond half-price for students Photo: Reproduo / Clara Fabro

ISIC offers more than 15,000 exclusive discounts nationally and internationally for students who have their international identification. Discounts can be found in entertainment, accommodation, fashion, travel and food services, for example.

Products range from stationery items, IT, language courses and bookstores, in addition to discounts at stores for online purchases. To check discounts it is necessary to consult stores and services on the ISIC website or application, and validate it with the card number.

5. How to use the ISIC app?

Isic wallet worth it? The app allows the creation of a virtual card Photo: Reproduction / Clara FabroIsic wallet worth it? The app allows the creation of a virtual card Photo: Reproduction / Clara Fabro

Isic wallet worth it? The app allows the creation of a virtual card Photo: Reproduction / Clara Fabro

The app is available free of charge for Android and iPhone phones (iOS), and allows the creation of a virtual ISIC card, which is available on the spot and already allows the use of the benefits offered by the organization. The application also allows you to search for discounts in each country and by category, and presents a map to discover the location of stores that offer promotional prices.

6. What is the difference between ISIC card and Student ID?

The Student ID was a national identification proposal developed last year, aimed at students in basic education (elementary and high school) and higher education. The government's proposal was to issue the national ID virtually through a free application, preventing student entities, such as UNE and Ubes, from obtaining funds through the printing of their cards.

The Student ID would function as a unified card, which guarantees the right of half-price for students in cultural events such as concerts, cinemas and theater. However, the provisional measure lost its validity in February, since the time limit for voting in Congress to transform the MP into law was issued, preventing new requests for the issuance of the national ID. Therefore, the student's national document is accepted by those who have already issued the card through the app, but it is no longer available for new users.

In addition, the Student ID would have national and international validity as in the case of ISIC and, in addition to half-price at cultural and sports events, it also brings a series of benefits and discounts on products.

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