CNH Digital: clear all your doubts about the document

A National driving license (CNH) is the Brazilian document that tests a person’s aptitude to drive private vehicles, such as cars, motorcycles, buses and trucks. Due to the high cost of issuing a 2nd copy and presenting a risk of loss, since it is necessary to always have the document in hand when driving, the Brazilian government recently launched the Digital Driver’s License.

Through an application, it is possible to issue the document and keep it saved on the cell phone. However, despite this facility, many people have doubts about its validity and ways to use it on a daily basis. Therefore, we have prepared a complete article to answer your questions. Check out!

CNH Digital: frequently asked questions about the document

CNH Digital is only available to drivers who issued the document after May 2017. (Source: Pexels/Reproduction)Source: Pexels

One of the most frequent doubts about the Digital CNH is whether it is valid in the same way as the physical CNH. According to Denatran Ordinance No. 184 of 2017, yes, it has the same validity throughout the national territory. For this, it has a QR Code that can be read and validated by transit agents if necessary.

Another recurring question is whether CNH Digital allows the user to stop carrying the physical document in his pocket. Although digital replaces the physical CNH legally, it is important to remember that unforeseen events can happen, such as the cell phone running out of battery or even a theft of the device.

For this reason, it is important to keep your driver’s license close at hand to use it in case of an emergency, it is recommended to leave it in the car’s glove compartment or in another easily accessible place. Thus, it is possible to use the document online and resort to the physical only when necessary.

Regarding security, the document issuing application has several mechanisms against intruders, which allow access to data only through a password determined by the user. In cases of loss or theft, it is possible to enter the Denatran website and unlink the device account. The device will automatically disconnect from your registration, so that no one else can access your CNH, even if they know the unlocking password.

In addition, CNH Digital was designed for unforeseen moments, such as when we have no internet access due to network failure or lack of credits. Even in these cases, the document is saved on your cell phone, just open the app and enter your password to gain access.

Digital CNH: how to issue the document

The application to issue CNH Digital is available for Android and IOS cell phones.  (Government of Brazil/Reproduction)The application for issuing CNH Digital is available for Android and iOS mobile phones. (Source: Government of Brazil/Reproduction)Source: Government of Brazil

The CNH Digital issuance process is very simple and easy, just following a few steps to access the document. However, it is important to remember that this will only be possible if your document was issued after the month of May 2017, as it must contain a QR Code inside – present only in documents issued after that date.

So, if you meet the requirements, just follow the instructions:

1. Access your smartphone’s app store

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The first step to issue your document is to download the Digital Transit Wallet app through your smartphone’s app store. To make the job easier, just tap on one of the links below corresponding to your device’s operating system and then install the app.

2. Access or register on the platform

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Once the app is downloaded, it’s time to access your registration. It uses the database, a government platform used for a series of services, such as applying for unemployment insurance and issuing an international vaccination certificate.

If you already have the registration, just enter the account data such as CPF and password. However, if you haven’t already, tap on “Register” and fill in all the required fields.

3. Issue the CNH

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Once you are inside the platform, you will be redirected to the main menu, where you must choose the “Enabling” option to have access to the document. Then select “Tap to download your driver’s license”.

Soon after, you will need to enter the CNH registration numbers, which are below the photo on the physical document, and the CNH security code, located in the lower right corner of the screen.

Tap “Download Digital CNH” and create a 4-digit password to access the document whenever you need to. Your document will be issued and saved for future use.

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