Peru will launch new digital ID cards for citizens

Isabel Guerra

In order to enhance the security and to avoid bothersome paperwork and administrative procedures, the National Registry of Identity and Civil Status (Reniec has just announced the launch of the electronic National Document of Identity (DNI in Spanish.)

This new format of the DNI may be requested at the same cost as the current one since May 2010, according to Reniec.

The new document will be made of polycarbonate and will also offer multiple benefits, such as authentication of identity in electronic transactions and the use of digital signatures and certificates.

The electronic DNI will also have a technology similar to that of credit cards and will be capable to store information in a chip, including the fingerprints, so make it more secure.

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