The Brazilian authorities published announcements in the country’s Civil Office website on June 27 and 28, 2022, on new models of the national identity card¹ and passport.²


Brazilian nationals living in or outside the country should be aware of the new identity card and passports so that they have valid documentation before travelling and applying for foreign visas. Companies should also be attentive to confirm whether they are using the proper documents for their employees and their dependents before starting international assignments.

More Details

Identity Card

The Brazilian national identity document, currently called “Registro Geral” or the RG (General Registration), will be gradually replaced by a new document called “Carteira de Identidade Nacional” (CIN (National ID Card)).

The identity document replacement will be free, and it will be done gradually, starting in the Brazilian states of: Acre, Pernambuco, Goiás, Distrito Federal, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul. Brazilian nationals living in any of these states and who already have a taxpayer number (known as “CPF”) will be able to request the CIN from their respective identification institute. The CIN will be issued beginning August 4, 2022.

The other states (Alagoas, Amapá, Amazonas, Bahia, Ceará, Espírito Santo, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Pará, Paraíba, Piauí, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Norte, Rondônia, São Paulo, Sergipe and Tocantins) will also be able to issue the identity card by March 2023.

As the CIN implementation will be done gradually, the current national identity card (the RG) remains valid until 2032. Once a physical CIN is issued, the holder can also obtain a digital version through the government’s online portal (

The new identity card comes with a QR Code that can be read easily and quickly, which provides more security for citizens. It will be possible to identify the authenticity of the document and to know if it was stolen or lost. The document also allows an easier identification of people with special needs. 


The new Brazilian passport model will be issued starting in September 2022, and it will have a validity period of 10 years. This new model results from a partnership between the Brazilian Mint (”Casa da Moeda do Brasil”), Brazil’s Federal Police and Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and it was produced using modern anti-fraud technology.

Safety is a key element of the new Brazilian passport booklet, which has new technologies to enhance security features, such as new artwork, laser-engraved personalization, and watermarks. The new passport follows a recommendation from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations institution that defines the standard travel ID documents, of updating the national passport every 10 years. 


1  See the Brazilian government June 27 announcement (in Portuguese) as published on the Casa Civil website, 27/06/2022.

2  See the Brazilian government June 28 announcement (in Portuguese) as published on the Ministério da Justiça e Segurança Pública (Ministry of Justice) website, 28/06/2022.

*  Please note that KPMG LLP (U.S.) does not provide any immigration services.  However, KPMG Law LLP in Canada can assist clients with U.S. immigration matters.   


The information contained in this newsletter was submitted by the KPMG International member firm in Brazil.


Connect with us

Stay up to date with what matters to you

Gain access to personalized content based on your interests by signing up today


GMS Flash Alert is a Global Mobility Services publication of the KPMG LLP Washington National Tax practice. The KPMG name and logo are trademarks used under license by the independent member firms of the KPMG global organization. KPMG International Limited is a private English company limited by guarantee and does not provide services to clients. No member firm has any authority to obligate or bind KPMG International or any other member firm vis-à-vis third parties, nor does KPMG International have any such authority to obligate or bind any member firm. The information contained herein is of a general nature and is not intended to address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. Although we endeavor to provide accurate and timely information, there can be no guarantee that such information is accurate as of the date it is received or that it will continue to be accurate in the future. No one should act on such information without appropriate professional advice after a thorough examination of the particular situation.

© 2024 KPMG Consultoria Ltda., uma sociedade simples brasileira e firma-membro da rede KPMG de firmas-membro independentes e afiliadas à KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), uma entidade suíça. Todos os direitos reservados.