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.