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Brazil - Apply for Civil Identity Registry (RIC / Registro De Identidade Civil)

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Civil Identity Registry (RIC) is a document similar to a credit card, it has features protecting it from being counterfeited, such as a watermark and the way data is written on the card. The card's chip contains various information, such as height and fingerprints of the holder.

Replacement of the current RG new document began to be done gradually in 2011 and will extend over nine years. Individuals will be selected by the Ministry of Justice and will receive a letter calling for RG replace the old with the new registration card civil identity.

Following are procedures on how to apply at civil identity registry.


Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. Identity cards are issued by the state government.
  2. Submit all required documents.

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Required Documents

  • For single persons - birth certificate (the original one or a certified copy),
  • For married individuals - marriage certificate.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

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Sample Documents

Sample of ID

Processing Time

Please explain the processing your application.    

Office Locations & Contacts

Ministry of Justice

Brasilia, Brazil Map

Phone: +55 61 2025-7987


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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

  • Civil Identity Registry (RIC):


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