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Chile extends validity of identity cards until December

InvestChile - April,2,2020

Chile’s Ministry of Justice has announced a series of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. They include the creation of an app to reprint identity cards.


In response to the spread of coronavirus in Chile, the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights has taken a series of measures to avoid the need for people to go to Civil Registry offices to renew their identity document.

The identity cards of Chileans and foreigners that expire in 2020 will be extended for one year. This will, however, only apply to their use in Chile and not to their use when traveling outside the country.

In a further measure to reduce the number of people going to Civil Registry offices, a mobile application will be made available through which, in the case of the theft, loss or deterioration of an identity card, it can be reprinted using a selfie-type photograph sent digitally to the Civil Registry.  

For more information on the Covid-19 in Chile and the innovations that seek to combat it, check out the following article.

Source: Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

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