Legal value of digital documents on mobile phones is already equivalent to physical documents

Legal value of digital documents on mobile phones is already equivalent to physical documents

Digital documents, available on the ‘id.gov’ mobile application, such as a citizen card or driving license, already have the same legal value as physical documents, in accordance with the legislation already in force.

The recognition of the same legal validity between physical and digital documents, available in the mobile application’s digital wallet, results from an amendment to Law 19-A/2024, published last Wednesday and which came into force the following day, Thursday.

The amendment provides that “documents, titles or licenses in digital format and respective data presented in real time to third parties in national territory”, through that application, “are presumed to conform to the original documents, having equal legal and probative value”.

The application, ‘id.gov.pt’ is a mobile application that allows you to save, consult and share, via your cell phone, data from identification documents, namely Citizen Card, Driving License, Documento Único Automóvel (DUA) or the ADSE health card for public employees.

This Public Administration application allows you to save and consult identification cards at any time, reproducing an authentic and certified image of the identification documents. To add or authenticate a document, it is necessary to activate the Digital Mobile Key.

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