The citizen?s card is a citizenship document. It proofs the identity of the Portuguese citizen.
As a physical document it enables its holder to securely identify him/herself in person.
As a technological document it allows him/her to identify him/herself when dealing with computerised services and to authenticate electronic documents.
The citizen?s card is a project that will contribute to make the modernisation of the Public Administration more dynamic.
One aspect of the citizen?s card is that in just one document it combines all the keys that are indispensable to a fast and effective relationship between the citizen and a variety of public services.
The citizen?s card is a technological development-friendly project.
With its digital hat on, it will foster the development of electronic transactions by giving participants the peace of mind of a strong authentication and an electronic signature.