Identity Document Law and Legal Definition

Identity document means a piece of certification issued by the state for providing evidence of the identity of the person carrying it. For example, a passport is an identity document. An identity document asserts a unique single civil identity and defines such person’s identity in relation to the state. A modern identity document contains biometric information, such as fingerprints, photographs, and face, hand, or iris measurements. An identity document also provides additional information such as full name, parents names, address, profession, nationality in multinational states, blood type, and Rhesus factor.