Electronic identity card and Kids-ID

This page provides information on the electronic identity card and Kids-ID.

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All Belgians older than 12 whose main domicile is abroad and who are listed in the population register of a Belgian embassy or consulate must apply for a Belgian identity card. All identity cards issued by the EU member states must, according to European regulations, contain the fingerprints of 2 (index) fingers since mid-2021.

Since 21 June 2021, you have to come to the Embassy in person and by appointment only for the application of  an electronic identity card (eID) and a Kids-ID for children older than 6 years.


Information, procedure and forms are available in Dutch or in French.