Identification card (BI)

The Cartão de Cidadão is the new identification card for Portuguese citizens, which replaces the Bilhete de Identidade.

In addition to more modern and secure format, the citizen card has a chip that allows the storage of all personal data of individuals, enabling electronic identification and signing digital documents.

Note: There is no need to replace the Bilhete de Identidade while it is valid.



 If you live abroad or are going to travel please check the validity date of your  identification and travel documents.

They are essential as identification to be presented whenever requested by the competent authorities, as well as to travel to and from different countries.