The Work and Social Security Card (CTPS) is a mandatory document that contains all the professional information of the worker. Originally issued only in physical format, it won a digital version in 2019; despite this, many people still do not know how to issue it or even know this possibility.
It is worth mentioning that the CTPS Digital application has been in existence since 2017. However, only two years after its creation, an Ordinance was published that made it official, allowing it to replace the Physical Work Card.
How to apply for the Digital Work Card
As you can imagine, the digital document offers much more practicality than the physical version, and it starts at the moment of issuance. The service works by crossing the various government databases with information sent to the eSocial system by the employer, such as employment contract data, vacation notes, 13th salary, etc.
Check out the step by step to issue your CTPS Digital:
Access the site acess.gov.br and click on “Create your account”.
Provide the requested information.
Choose an activation method (SMS or e-mail).
Access email or SMS to create a password and activate the account.
If you are unable to generate a password over the internet, you can do so through the ATMs of Banco do Brasil and Caixa Econômica or in any unit of the Ministry of Economy. Anyway, as soon as you create your account, you will be able to download the official app on your phone.
To do so, just search for “CTPS Digital” in the Play Store or in the App Store. Then, access the application and enter the registered CPF and password. Then, check out some personal details like the mother’s name and date of birth.
Other information about CTPS
After completing these steps, you will have access to basic data about your employment relationships. But, if you want to see more details, the app will ask for a second identity confirmation with information about your previous contracts, such as the name of the last employer, year of the last contract, if you have received INSS benefits in the last 5 years, etc. It is important to pay close attention at this point, as some incorrect information can lead to account lockout.
If the system identifies any inconsistencies, they will be corrected automatically. In case of incorrect data after September 2019, the user can inform the employer of the mistake or request that the adjustment be made in the application itself.
Physical Work Portfolio
If you have a physical CTPS and for some reason decided to order the digital version, do not discard the first one. This is because it still serves as a record of old jobs, since certain notes (such as vacations and 13th salary) go through a little time processing and, as a result, they only appear in the application days after the issue.