Guide: How to onboard and collect PID information using EUDI Wallet

What you need to know to get your digital identity

Introduction

Under new regulation, EU citizens have the right to digitally interact with their governments. This means that all EU governments need to transition their (analog) attributes to a digital counterpart. This applies for PID providers, like IDs, driving licenses and so on. But also for all other governmental authentic sources, like the Land Registry, the Social Service and so on. 

All EU Citizens will have the right to EUDI Wallet. So how do you get onboarded?

Step 1: Get an ID physical ID card or passport from your local government. 

Step 2: Scan your ID with your phone: All newly issued ID documents contain a chip which you can be read with your phone. 

Step 3: Scan your face with your phone and match this with the information in your ID. This way it is proven it is really you.

Step 4: Connect this match with the Personal ID database of your government. This way it is proven that your ID is genuine and not expired or revoked. 

Step 5: Make it portable. Now you have proven it is really you, you want to store this information securely and use it whenever you want. Otherwise, you would have to do step 1-4 every time you login at your government, bank or other service. Read our guide on making an ID portable.

Maarten de Boo