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Ministry of the Interior.

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2019-10-23 17:25
No Card Insertion! Use Natural Person Certificate via Your Mobile Phone Promoted by MOI

In the past, card readers were required to use natural person certificates. Along with the Internet era when each of us has a mobile phone, MOI has launched mobile devices such as mobile phones for the utilization of natural person certificates. Download the app and use bio-identification method such as fingerprint or facial features to verify. With a mobile phone, everyone can apply for governmental services. Mobile payments made for land value tax is now available from November and in the future, other online applications will be continuously provided.

According to MOI, the “Taiwan FidO Mobile Identification” service launched this time provides a safe and convenient way to log in. After the natural person certificate is completely registered, the mobile phone will save biometric information such as fingerprints or facial features for identity verification. After verification, login can be successfully initiated to use multiple governmental services.

No Card Insertion! Use Natural Person Certificate via Your Mobile Phone Promoted by MOIAccording to MOI, to ensure individual privacy security, Phase 1 services are only available for mobile phones with the function to initiate biometric identification and individual fingerprints or facial feature data shall be saved inside the mobile phone for using services.

For the first time users, please download the app, “T-FidO” and then use a computer to register at “Taiwan Mobile Identification Platform,” https://fido.moi.gov.tw/ by using natural person certificate. The screen will show the designated QR code. Finally use the app of the mobile phone to scan the QR code to complete the whole process.

After the process, in the future, no card insertion and account passwords will be needed. Via the “T-FidO” app on the mobile phone, easy access to relevant governmental agency websites for service applications can be simply completed.

Since this November, mobile payment made for land value taxes will first be introduced and in the future, more online services will become available. When paying for consolidated income tax next May, the Ministry of Finance is expected to make the mobile payment available for more search and tax payment options.

MOI emphasizes that this service will not collect biometric feature information of users. When verifying after login, the system will only use biometric information of fingerprints or facial features saved in the mobile phone for the verification purposes to initiate continuous mechanism. Users can use the system with their privacy protected.