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More than 700,000 Greeks have downloaded their IDs to Wallet app in first month

A total of 710,041 Greek citizens had downloaded digital copies of the police ID in the first month since the Wallet application became available, while 563,072 had also downloaded their driving licence by August 27. The digital copies can only be downloaded onto a mobile device and have the same validity as the paper documents within the country, except when travelling abroad.

The addition of ID makes it possible for Greeks to use their mobile phones to carry out any transaction within Greece, while the digital governance ministry’s goal is to add more documents to the app, such as vehicle registration, payment of road tax, results of vehicle safety tests, car insurance and others.

The digital documents will also provide additional security in transactions as they are verifiable and their authenticity can be checked, though it is essential to scan the QR code and not simply display the digital document. The scanning process will generate a six-digit OTP that must be keyed in by the person performing the verification, in order to see the details of the digital ID or driving licence in the system.

The Wallet app is available in the iOS and Android app stores, or via the website To use the app, a user must key in their Taxisnet codes and certified mobile number or their personal web banking codes.
Mobile phones can be certified by either registering the number with the National Register of Communications (EMEp) or by connected one time using web banking codes.