The government has approved the use of digital IDs to verify passengers’ identities before boarding domestic aircraft.
According to Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisulee Traisaranakul, the Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) has approved the use of digital IDs for domestic aircraft travel. Passengers can submit their digital ID from a certified state agency, such as D.DOPA or the DLT QR License developed by the Department of Land Transport, for authentication. However, the spokesman cautioned that screenshots and images of real ID cards are not authorized owing to the significant risk of counterfeiting.
Anyone desiring to authenticate their digital IDs must go to their district office’s register division and produce their real ID card. Officials will instruct them to open the D.DOPA app, input their 13-digit ID number, and accept the app’s terms and conditions. They will also be requested to scan a QR code and complete a Personal Data Protection Act permission form.
Section 14 of the Digital Public Service Act, which entered into force on January 10th, allows digital IDs to be used to access government services.
The government emphasized that authorities are trying to improve the quality and efficiency of government services via the use of cutting-edge technology, in line with the increasing worldwide trend of digital government services. Officials hope to register 10 million users for digital ID systems by the end of the year.