Identity card and digital passport starting in December

After 11:00 this morning the national director of the Civil Registry, Omar Moralespresented the Participatory Public Account of the service, which was attended by various authorities, including the director of the PDI, Eduardo Cerna and the president of the board of directors of the Electoral Service, Andrés Tagle.

In his presentation, director Morales stated on several occasions that “this is a special year”, along with this he announced that in 2024, when the entity prepares to comply 140 years of life, Technologies in identification services will be renewed.

The “crucial” date is December 16. That day the Civil Registry will begin to adopt technologies that will allow possession of the identity card and passport in digital format, In addition, new tools will be implemented to speed up the work of officials.

“I want to start by debunking a myth. They say that everything in the past was better. But the word is not better, the word is more comfortable. Because it is not easy to leave our comfort zone. When this appeared, and I am referring to the cell phone, we looked at it with a little distrust, but somehow we all took a leap of faith and it became an essential tool,” said Morales, giving way to a series of announcements.

National Director of the Civil Registry, Omar Morales. Photo: Account of X Civil Registry.

As indicated in the Public Account, among the main challenges of the entity is the delivery of new identification documents (identity card and passport) that will incorporate “high-level” technologies.

In that sense, it was noted that the documents will have “an e“high security standard in the protection of people’s information and data”. Likewise, it was indicated that “they will comply with all standards and safety measures to be able to travel both in the country and abroad.”

The above will imply advancing in the digital identification modality. This is how Morales explained it.

“We have a change, a change that starts next December 16. Let’s move forward in modernity, in the development of what we need today for Chile and for identification,” said the director.

Along with this, he added: “This leap, together with IDEMIA Chile and the collaborative work of IDEMIA International, will allow us to On December 16, we will advance to a digital identity card and digital passport.”

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With a couple of technical problems, the authority presented “Trini”, the new virtual assistant of the Service. Technology will allow users to facilitate the completion of procedures.

Within the announcements, the director of the Civil Registry indicated that they will be implemented tabletsso that the entity’s officials can carry out the procedures more quickly.

“They will be the new way of serving that we will have starting December 16 in the field. 60 of these tablets are capable of carrying out all the identification processes that we do in our office, with our big desktops, we are going to do it with these tablets, he claimed.

In that sense, he pointed out that it will be possible to “take a leap in the work, in the modernity of our officials.”

Civil Registry Public Account. Photo: X.

According to director Morales, the changes that are coming are “at the level of what happened in the 80s, when we left paper and pencil, where the requirement to enter the Civil Registry was to have good handwriting, when taking a course of calligraphy”.

In that time of changes, the authority said, “we moved on to systems, we moved on to computing, we now have a website where you can have all your records, we now have wireless and satellite connections anywhere in the country to obtain your identity document.”

“Welcome to the future. How much do we need? 212 days, 12 hours, 55 minutes. In this process, Chile is going to change and we are going to be among the five countries with the best level of identification in the world,” said the director of the Civil Registry.

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