After all, what actually changes with the new CPF laws? Will I have to update my document?

The new CPF law sanctioned by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva establishes the CPF as the only identification number on documents in Brazil.

The change in the CPF, effective from now on, seeks to unify data in public services and make it easier for citizens to memorize just one numerical sequence. Bodies and entities have up to twelve months to adapt.

The measure affects a wide range of documents, including birth, marriage, death certificates, the National Identification Document (DNI), among others.

This initiative also aims to make life easier for Brazilians living abroad who do not yet have a CPF, and can make the request online. Continue reading this article for more details about the new law.

Everything you need to know about the new CPF law – Credit: @jeanedeoliveirafotografia /

Important changes to the CPF in 2024: what you need to know

The Individual Taxpayer Registry (CPF) is managed by the Federal Revenue Service, being a database that stores taxpayer registration information.

From now on, any public service request will require a CPF number, reinforcing the importance of this document in citizens’ lives.

It has always been a key piece in Brazilian documentation, but now it gains even more strength and simplification.

Simplification is the watchword

Imagine having just one number to remember instead of a list of different IDs for each type of public service.

With the new law, the CPF becomes this unique number, integrating a wide range of documents. This change aims to simplify citizens’ lives and optimize government processes.

What changes in the documents?

From birth certificates to work cards, the CPF will be the only number present, eliminating the need for multiple identification numbers. This unification is a major step towards the administrative modernization of the country.

For those residing outside Brazil

Brazilians living abroad who do not yet have a CPF can now find it easy to apply online. This movement reinforces the importance of the CPF as a centralizing element of identification.

The importance of digital documentation

With the world increasingly moving towards digital, the CPF is now available in digital format, facilitating access and use in various services. This is a window into the future of personal documentation in Brazil.

CIN: find out everything about the Brazilian ‘RG’

The National Identity Card (CIN) is a unique document valid throughout the national territory that will gradually replace the current identity cards issued by states.

CIN offers several benefits to Brazilian citizens, such as:

Greater security: The CIN has several security mechanisms to prevent forgery, such as QR Code and printing on special paper. National standardization: The CIN will have a single model throughout the country, facilitating the identification of citizens. Integration with other documents: The CIN it can be integrated with other documents, such as a driver’s license and voter registration card. Ease of access: The CIN can be requested online or at any office of the Identification Institute.

CIN issuance

The issuance of the CIN is underway and states are adapting to the new system. To apply for the CIN, citizens must:

Be at least 16 years old; Have a valid CPF; Present an identity document with photo; Pay the issuance fee.

CIN benefits for citizens

CIN offers several benefits to citizens, such as:

Greater practicality: The CIN can be used for various purposes, such as identification when traveling, opening bank accounts and signing contracts. Agility: The issuance of the CIN can be done online or at any office of the Identification Institute. Security: The CIN has various security mechanisms to prevent counterfeiting.

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