How to make the Digital Identity — DNI

by Kelvin
How to make the Digital Identity — DNI

More and more people want to have everything in the palm of their hand, or better said, on their cell phone. With the speed of technological development, this possibility is growing by leaps and bounds around the world. There are already bank accounts, driver’s license, medical assistance, among others on your smartphone screen.

A new possibility is the National Identification Document (DNI), which brings together the CPF, the Birth Certificate and the Voter’s Title in a single document. The DNI is generated by a free application, made available by the Federal Government and which can be used in smartphones and tablets with Android and iOS systems.


The digital document has the same validity as the printed ones, being able to make the citizen’s life easier. But to get the DNI it is necessary to have registered the biometrics in an electoral registry. If you haven’t, rest assured that we’ll also explain how to proceed.

1. How to perform biometrics?

To get the DNI it is necessary to have done the biometrics in the electoral registry. If you haven’t already done so, just access the Electoral Justice website, click on your state and follow the steps indicated. You will be taken to a scheduling screen.

It is worth remembering that the setting of dates to perform biometrics is paralyzed due to municipal elections. Soon after exercising citizenship, the system will be able to carry out the process again.

2. How to generate the DNI?

If you have already registered the biometrics, just follow the steps below. Before proceeding, it is important to know that it will be necessary to make a virtual process and a personal one.

The first step is to pre-register in the application. The validation of the rest must be done in person, at one of the service points indicated after registration.

1. Download the app and choose between Android or IOS options.

2. After installing it, pre-register and go in person at one of the service stations indicated in the app.

3. At the service station, biometric data will be validated based on the analysis of fingerprints and photographs of the issuer of the DNI.

4. If the information are confirmed by the Electoral Court, the citizen can issue the DNI from the smartphone or tablet.

The DNI was approved by President Michel Temer, in February 2018, with the aim of bringing together several civil records in a single document, valid throughout the national territory. The new identification dispenses with the presentation of other papers, such as CPF, birth certificate, marriage or voter registration card.