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Valid started producing the new identification card for the state of Goiás on the first business day of 2018. Produced and issued by the company, which is a leader in the issuance of identification documents in Brazil, the card will have new security features, including a QR code, a 2D code which will be printed on the back of the card and which will store all the citizen’s personal information and enable verification of the card’s authenticity with the Secretariat of Public Safety and Prison Administration’s (SSPAP) Institute of Identification (today, identification is done using only the photo). Production capacity is 535,000 documents per year.

Produced on banknote paper, the new layout has an invisible background and an auto-adhesive film, both of which are sensitive to UV light. In addition to the production and issuance of the identification cards, Valid will also be responsible for the customization of the documents, and for support, management, administration and integration with other identification systems for the population of Goiás. The company will also be leading the issuance of ID cards for state public officials. With this step, Goiás has become the pioneer Brazilian state in the centralized issuance of official documents, in a single location that is secure, auditable and under the supervision and management of the SSPAP Institute of Identification.

According to Marcio Bastos, Valid’s Commercial Superintendent for Identification, this new commitment reinforces Valid’s strategy of offering Brazilian states complete and secure solutions for the issuance of identification documents and the management of databases and images. “More and more, society is demanding secure identification documents which follow the highest technological standards, in addition to ensuring greater trustworthiness of documents issued in Goiás State. This is a big step in civil identification,” he states.

In addition to Goiás, all identification cards for the states of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul and Maranhão are also produced by Valid. The company’s experience in the area of Identification includes the production and personalization of driver’s licenses for the Washington State Department of Licensing, in the United States.