The federal government presented on Friday (6) the digital student ID card. The document, which offers half-price tickets to cultural events such as cinema, concerts and theater, can be accessed via iOS and Android applications.
The Student ID, as it was called, will also have a physical version for students who do not have access to the internet. This version will also be free of charge and can be issued at any branch of Caixa Econômica Federal.
The portfolio will be an alternative to that offered by associations such as UNE (National Students Union) and Ubes (Brazilian Union of Secondary Students). Entities, which charge a fee for issuing the document, will still be able to perform the service.
According to the federal government, higher education students will have access to the digital document up to 90 days after the service begins to be offered. For elementary, high school, technical and professional students, the term is 180 days.
The issuance of Student ID should start to be completed in 90 days. Because it was presented as a Provisional Measure, the proposal for the digital student ID card will still need to be approved by Congress within 120 days.
The Provisional Measure also creates the Brazilian Educational System, which will gather data such as attendance and school history. Students who apply for Student ID must authorize the use of their data for the creation of the unified registration, which should be used for the creation of public policies.