Global Document Type Identifier (GDTI)

The Global Document Type Identifier can be used by banking sector to  identify  legal documents, including the class or type of each document.

• One specific application is the prevention of fraud and document falsification; for example, assigning a GDTI to each bank LC's, bank contract or lease that is then linked to a central registry.

• The term “document” is applied broadly to cover any official or private paper that infers a right (a proof of ownership) or obligation (notification or call for military service) upon the bearer, or a diploma or certificate.

 • Such documents typically require recording of the appropriate  information contained on the document. Examples of the kind of documents that could benefit from a GDTI are physical documents such as certificates, invoices, driving licenses, and electronic documents such as digital images, EDI messages.