RG online identity – Request your document online

We will certainly address an important issue here: RG online identity. It may seem strange to you that it is possible to obtain your RG – General Registration Card online, especially if you are over 30 years old. However, this is indeed possible. 


After all, we are living in a time where technology has entered our lives in a way like never before. Almost anything nowadays can be done using applications via cell phones and the internet.

Without a doubt, knowing how to create an ID card online is extremely useful, and will be used not only by you, but also by anyone else with whom you share the information. Find out more about it. Good reading.

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Do you know what it was like before having a RG online identity? 

Undeniably, before we get into the subject of the article in question (ID online identity), it is worth talking a little about the history of ID. Mainly, for those who are younger and have no idea what this document was like before.   


Surprisingly, the first ID – General Registry, is from 1907. At that time, it was called “Civil Registry”. The first document was in the name of Edgard Costa who worked at the issuing body. More than 100 years ago!

Did you know that this document did not contain a photo? Without a doubt, at the time, photos were rare. Therefore, in addition to parentage and date of birth, the document also contained all of the people's physical characteristics, including marks and tattoos. 

What documents can Brazilians have in digital format? 

This is certainly very relevant information. In addition to the online identity card, what other documents can you issue using the internet? It is important to know that you can have a series of advantages in having a digital version of your documents.   

Do you know what types of advantages we are referring to here? If you don't know, don't worry. We'll tell you right now! The first of them is being able to upload all documents in one place: on your smartphone. 

Of course, the other advantages are: optimizing document presentation time, authenticity, reliability and security. See now which documents you can have in digital form:     

  • Firstly, the “Voter ID”, with which, in its digital version, the voter can search for the location and also the section in which they are going to vote, in addition to having the possibility of using the app to identify themselves. 
  • Secondly, we use the CNH – National Driving License, as well as the ID and Voter ID. Among other things, with the CNG Digital app, the driver receives information about pending issues immediately.
  • In a similar way to the previous ones, you can have your CPF – Individual Taxpayer Registry, in digital form, containing biometric information that is not present in most physical documents. 
  • Likewise, there are other documents in digital form. They are: the “CRLV – Vehicle Registration and Licensing Certificate”, “SUS Card”, “Student Card”, and also the “CTPS – Work and Social Security Card”.

In addition to the first online identity card, is it possible to make any other requests? 

Without a doubt yes! If we are living in one of the most fantastic periods that technology allows, it is clear that we can issue not only the ID card online, but also a duplicate of it. That's fantastic, isn't it? 

It is important to know that not only a 2nd copy is possible, but also a third or other copies. This is more common in older people who have previously had other copies issued, mainly due to loss or theft. 

Of course, you should know that the first copy is free, as determined by Federal Law 7,116 of 08/29/1983. The amount charged for other routes may vary depending on each state. It's worth researching this when issuing.

What else might be different from one state to the next?

Surprisingly, even within the same country, the conditions for issuing documents can vary greatly when dealing from one state to another. So keep an eye out for some of them here.

Just to give an example, in São Paulo and some other states, the duplicate is free with the presentation of a police report, in cases of theft or robbery. Likewise, it is free for the unemployed and also the elderly.

Another example is in the state of Rio de Janeiro, where a 2nd copy of the ID has been requested online since 03/24/2022. This way, the process for them becomes much more agile. Search online to find out how it works in your state.

The best app for those who have an identity document issued in SP

Certainly if you live in São Paulo you should download the app “RG Digital SP”. It is an incredible possibility to carry your RG identity online on your smartphone. This application is available not only for Android phones, but also iPhones.

The application will be downloaded for free from your Google Play Store and App Store. If you want, you can also look for an explanatory video on the Poupatempo YouTube channel.

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Ready. If you've made it this far then you already have all the knowledge of your documents, especially your ID, online. We hope you liked the tips. We wish you luck. See you soon.