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Identity card / Kids-ID

1. Identity card
1.1. How to apply for an identity card?
1.2. How to activate the identity card for online usage?
2. Kids-ID (for children younger than 12)
2.1. Who can apply?
2.2. How to apply?
3. Card reader for online use

1. Identity card

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.

The electronic identitycard (eID) remains valid after moving to another jurisdiction or returning to Belgium. The validity can be checked on the website checkdoc.be

The validity of an eID depends on your age at the date of the application:

Age at the date of application Validity of the eID
Between 12 and 18 6 years
Between 18 and 75 10 years
Older then 75 30 years

For more information about eID cards, see:

1.1. How to apply for an eID?

Please submit the following at the Embassy:

  1. a completed application form for an eID (available in French or Dutch), signed with a black pen within the designated frame,
  2. your old identity card,
  3. a recent passport picture conform the ICAO regulations (the picture cannot be taken at the Embassy),
  4. a copy of your residence permit in Singapore,
  5. when applying for a new eID after theft of your current identity card, you must immediately report the theft at the locale police department. You need to bring the original police report for your application,
  6. payment of the consular fees.

Processing time is approximately 5 weeks. You will receive an invitation by e-mail once your eID and accompanying envelope with PUK-code are ready for collection at the Embassy.

ATTENTION: In case of loss or theft of your eID, the eID can be blocked through the website DOCSTOP. Please click here for more information.

1. 2. How to activate the eID for online usage?

An activated eID enables holders to identify themselves and give their consent securely over the Internet in an internationally accepted manner (i.e. a digital signature). The activation is possible at the Embassy from 8AM Belgian time, except on Belgian public holidays. You can also activate the eID delivered in Singapore at the administrative service of a Belgian municipality.

To activate your eID, you must come personally and bring the PUK-code together with your eID. In case you no longer know your codes, you can request new codes here. Your new codes will automatically arrive at the embassy or consulate where you are registered. Processing time is approximately 3 weeks. You will receive an invitation by e-mail once your envelope with PUK-code is ready for collection at the Embassy.

With an activated eID, you can consult ‘MIJN DOSSIER’ / MON DOSSIER’, launched in November 2017 by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which allows you to verify your personal details in the national registry. The application is available in French, Dutch or German.

2. Kids-ID

As from October 2015 parents can apply for a Kids-ID for their child at the Embassy. The Kids-ID is an optional identity document, accepted as a valid travel document in the European Union and several other countries.

The Kids-ID is valid for 3 years and contains information about the identity of the child for example a photo, surname, first name, date and place of birth, the names of the parents,… The primary place of residence is registered on the chip . 

A phone number is mentioned on the Kids-ID from the 24/7 central service ‘Hello Parents’. When a child gets lost and carries his or her Kids-ID, any person who finds it can call that number and is immediately put through to the parents or confidant through a cascade system of phone numbers, activated by the parents.  Parents are not obligated to activate this system. When they choose to use this system they need to activate it themselves.

2.1. Who can apply?

Every parent of a Belgian child, registered with the Embassy, younger than 12 years of age. On the day of application, the child must be younger than 11 years and 9 months.

2.2. How to apply?

One of the parents has to come to the Embassy with:

  • 1 application form (available in French or Dutch),
  • A recent passport photograph of the child conform the ICAO regulations (the picture cannot be taken at the Embassy),
  • copy of the child’s residence permit in Singapore,
  • payment of the consular fees.

Processing time is approximately 5 weeks. You will receive an invitation by e-mail once your eID and accompanying envelope with PUK-code are ready for collection at the Embassy.

3. Card reader for online use

To be able to use your eID online, you need to have a card reader. You can buy one on the local market. Note that not all readers are compatible. You will need to verify whether the card reader is suitable to read a card according to ISO/IEC 7816 standards. For more information, click here.