Federal Police will use biometric voter to issue passports

The citizen who made the electoral biometrics will not need again to attend to the PF posts for the passport.
16/11/2017 15h30 - Updated 17/11/2017 17h34
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André Richter – Agency Brazil

The Superior Electoral Court (TSE) and the Federal Police (PF) They signed an agreement to exchange information from the databases of the two institutions. With this measure, PF will use the biometric registration of voters in the issuance of passports.

In this way, the citizen who made the biometrics in polling stations do not need to do again reading the digital to attend to the PF posts to get the document. The data will also be used in corporate investigations.

According to the director general of the PF, Fernando Segovia, sharing could reduce the service time in the posts up to 60%. The date for start of convenience has not been set.

"What we seek is to facilitate the life of the Brazilian citizen. When he [the citizen] already in the database of the Federal Police and is in the TSE database, at any passport renewal process, it will reduce this service time by up to 60%. Thereby, we expect that citizens need no longer be making crop fingerprint ", said Segovia.

According to the president of the TSE, Minister Gilmar Mendes, the exchange of information will also be used to identify fraud and forgery in the elections.

"We have some work to identify these cases of duplication or falsification [titles]. The police has helped us on the issue of accountability and identification of deviations, practices that certain people usually develop. In short, we have had very intense partnership and this will continue ", said Mendes.

The Electoral Court has identified 46,43% of total Brazilian voters through biometrics, or equivalent 68 million Brazilians. The expectation is that 100% voters are registered by the digital up 2022.

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