CIE ensures the secure identification of the holder through the verification of personal and biometric data stored in the microchip and protected according to the security mechanisms provided for by ICAO Recommendations 9303, which also govern the issuance of electronic passports and electronic residence permits.
Thanks to this compatibility, the CIE can be used to ascertain the physical identity of the holder using the same control systems used for the passport at border crossings.
Through the use of the IDEA (Identity Easy Access) app it is possible to verify the authenticity of electronic documents using an Android smartphone equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology.
The Ve.Do app is also available to check the physical identity of the applicant. By scanning a QRCode, the app allows the user to verify the receipt issued to the citizen at the end of the application process and the processing status of the CIE.
The receipt issued by the municipality following the request for the electronic Electronic Identity Card (CIE) is valid as identification document until the day before the date of delivery of the CIE.