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Digital work card: what it is and how it works


Carol Torres


Digital work card: what it is and how it works

The Digital Work Card is a version of the Physical Work Card developed to facilitate workers' access to their employment information, in addition to making it possible to request benefits such as unemployment insurance online without having to leave home.

Without a doubt, this documentation is essential in Brazilians’ professional lives. It is worth mentioning that the digital work card has the same legal validity as the physical work card.

Continue reading to find out more information and understand the benefits that this online documentation brings to you.

What is the digital work card

Digital work card: what it is and how it works - Source: Reproduction
Digital work card: what it is and how it works – Source: Reproduction

The Digital Work Card is a document that aims to prove your experiences. It was created to make the lives of Brazilian workers easier, allowing them to access all information regarding their employment relationships quickly and securely.

Below, we provide you with basic information about digital CTPS. Follow:

Benefits of the digital wallet

Since its creation, the Digital Work Card has come with several benefits for workers, such as ease of access to labor information, the possibility of updating information and the elimination of the need to issue a new card with each job change. .

Just like the physical CTPS, the digital work card is recognized throughout the national territory. Anyone can obtain their digital CTPS by downloading the application or accessing the government portal, using only the CPF as identification.

Differences between digital and physical format

The main difference is the way the information is stored. While the physical CTPS is filled out manually and can be easily damaged or lost, the digital version is stored electronically and can be accessed at any time.

Another difference is quick access to important information, such as previous and current employment contracts. This is especially useful when looking for a new job or resolving employment issues.

If you have a physical work card and now want to migrate to a digital work card, you don't need to worry that your previous information will be lost. All your employment information will be preserved and updated automatically.

How to access and use the digital wallet

Registration on

Before accessing the Digital Work Card, you must register on the federal government website. Follow the following steps:

  1. Access the website of;
  2. Fill in all the requested information;
  3. Your login will be your CPF and the password will be the one you chose.

Application for Android and iOS

Another way to access the Digital Work Card is through the application available for Android and iOS. Below, we have separated a step-by-step guide to help you download and access for the first time, see:

  1. Access your smartphone's app store and search for: CTPS DIGITAL;
  2. After that, download and install the application;
  3. When opening, select the option to create an account;
  4. Grant the requested permissions and stay on top of your employment information.

You can also click on the links provided below and you will be redirected directly to the download.

App link on Google Play Store
App link in the Apple Store

Worker registration and information

Digital work card: what it is and how it works - Source: Reproduction
Digital work card: what it is and how it works – Source: Reproduction

Employer and employment contracts

The worker's registration and personal information are done automatically. Whenever there is a change to the employment contract, it is instantly registered in the application. This eliminates the need to go to a service station to update your physical card.

Quick access to important information such as past and current employment contracts. This is especially useful when looking for a new job or resolving employment issues. 

Notes and updates

In addition to recording employment contracts, the Digital Employment Card also allows you to update important notes, such as vacations, leaves of absence, salary changes, etc. To do this, the employer must access e-Social and carry out all necessary updates.

Updates are automatically recorded in the worker's CTPS Digital, ensuring that the information is always up to date and available for consultation.

Consultation of labor information

For those of you who have questions about how to check your employment information, the application interface is super intuitive and easy to use. 

From the moment you access the application, on the CTPS Digital home page, you will find information regarding your work history, including previous and current employment records, admission and dismissal dates, positions held and other relevant information.

Documentation and issuance procedures

The Digital Work Card is an important document for all Brazilian and foreign workers who wish to carry out their work activities in the country. 

To obtain the Digital Work Card, it is necessary to follow certain procedures and present the required documentation.

Requirements for issuance

To issue a Digital Work Card, first of all, you need to access the or download the app and register. After that, you only need to have your CPF on hand to be able to issue your Digital Work Card.

Process for foreigners

For foreigners residing in the country who wish to obtain a Digital Work Card, they must present a work visa. They must also have the National Migration Registration Card (CRNM) or the Federal Police protocol that proves the CRNM request.

Foreigners who are regularized in the country and have the previously mentioned documentation can issue the digital CTPS.


Launched in 2019, the digital CTPS facilitated the hiring and management of employees, promoted the monitoring of labor rights and transformed the way workers and employers manage labor information.

With the application, data security is reinforced. There is no longer the risk of losing or damaging your physical wallet, as all information is secure and accessible online. 

It is also possible to access CTPS Digital information through the website or application provided by the Ministry of Economy.

Accessing the application or website is simple and can be done from anywhere, at any time. All you need is a mobile device and an internet connection. 

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Carol Torres

Graduated in advertising and publicity and senior writer at Matérias do dia. My mission is to write impactful texts that make a difference in the lives of our readers!

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