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The digital driving licence: my first electronic ID

The eAusweise (eID) app is a quick and easy way to show your driving licence using your smartphone. You can use it if you are stopped on the road by the police, or in any other situation where you might need it. The system allows you to share your driving licence data at the touch of a button using contactless technology. In the future, you will be able to use the same app to present other types of paperwork electronically.

How to get your digital driving licence

To set up your digital driving licence, you need an ID Austria account and an Austrian photocard driving licence.
  1. Install the app
    Download the eAusweise (eID) app for your smartphone.
  2. Activate your licence
    Use your ID Austria account to activate electronic ID documents using the Digitales Amt (Digital Office) app.
Off you go!
You can now use your smartphone to show your licence to anyone who needs to see it - from traffic police to private individuals

What if I don't have an ID Austria account or the Digitales Amt (Digital Office) app yet?

  • First, get yourself an ID Austria account . To do that, either go in person to a government office that can register you, or use the online conversion tool to switch from an officially registered mobile-phone signature. You can find full details of the registration process in the Registration Guide.
  • Then download the Digitales Amt (Digital Office) app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
  • Finally, log in to the Digitales Amt (Digital Office) app with your ID Austria app.

How does it work?

  • To present your digital driving licence, you show the person asking to see it a time-limited QR code. They then scan the QR code, which allows them to check the data they need on their own device.
  • You do not need an active internet connection to show your licence if you are asked to do so by the traffic police. The police officer will be able to retrieve your details from the driving licence database using the QR code, which means the digital driving licence cannot be faked.
  • When you show your digital driving licence to a private individual, the data from the QR code is transmitted via Bluetooth . Using this system encrypts the data to ensure the licence is genuine. The person checking your licence can do so using the eAusweise (eID) or eAusweis Check (eID Check) apps.
  • You do not need a separate user account for the eAusweise (eID) app; just sign in using your ID Austria account. When used together with the Digitales Amt (Digital Office) app, it provides secure two-factor authentication for digital services. Both apps support fingerprint security and face recognition.
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Frequently asked questions

  1. What is the eAusweise (eID) app? How does it work and what do I need before I can use it?

  1. How do I activate the digital driving licence? What can I use it for? Is it secure?

  1. What is the eAusweise (eID) app? How does it work and what do I need before I can use it?

If you have more questions, please have a look at the FAQs.

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