The new document will be produced from September this year
On Monday 27 June, the federal government unveiled a new passport design and handed over the first units of the new national identity card (CIN). Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro attended the event at Palacio de Planalto. This is reported by TV CULTURA, a partner of the TV BRICS network.
The changes, according to Justice and Public Security Minister Anderson Torres, relate to the passport cover, which will now feature the Brazilian flag. The number of watermarks on the numbered pages of the new passport has increased from one to 13 illustrations representing the country's flora and fauna.
"Another feature of the new version is the invisible fluorescent backgrounds. In the past, only the page number changed when exposed to UV light. The new version features seven different fluorescent backgrounds. The identification page has also been updated to include a black and white photo of a citizen in addition to the photo generated by the bearer's biometric data. This information is protected by a protective laminate," Torres said.
According to the government, the cost and service of issuing the document will not change. Today, the service fee is R$257.25. The new passport will be produced from September this year.
The document has a CPF number as the only national registration, it will replace the RG. The aim of the new document is to standardise registration across all states and the federal district.
According to the government decree, the document can be issued free of charge in physical and virtual form. In addition, the card can be authenticated with a QR code and will be valid throughout Brazil.