Electronic identity cards

Population Service – Desk nr. 3 – Tel. 02/773.05.46 or 43

 

Electronic identity card for people with the Belgian nationality

Description

The electronic identity card plays a double role: it will allow its holder to make himself known and identified and permits him to use an authentic declared signature. The electronic identity card more especially allows its holder to have access to his personal file by the public authorities, ask some documents through an electronic locket, take benefit of some applications (local, regional or federal ones).

Validity

  • 10 years
  • 6 years for minors older then 12 but younger than 18
  • 30 years for adults of 75 or older

Documents to bring

  • the convocation sent by the Service of Population – except voluntary request
  • a recent photograph on white background with the 35 mm x 45 mm dimensions (quality criteria are very strict).

Cost

€25,00

Distinct procedures

  • Urgent procedure (1 day): €120,00
  • Procedure for urgency (1 day) with centralised delivery at FPS Interior (Parc Atrium – 11 Rue des Colonies): €135,00

PIN/PUK code

In case of loss of PIN/PUK codes, new codes can be requested by phoning the electronic identity card service (02/773.05.46).

Delivery time of 2 weeks. Cost: €10,00.
 

Information on the eID

  • Personal data visible to the naked eye and electronically readable: Surname, two first given (fore)names, first letter of the third given (fore)name, nationality, place and date of birth, sex, place of issue, date of issue and date of expiry of the card, a picture of the cardholder, a holder’s signature, a signature by the issuing authority and an identification number of the National Register.
  • Personal data electronically readable: The identity and signature keys, identity and signature certificates, the accredited certification authority, the necessary information to the card identification as well as the protection of electronically readable data stated on the card as well as the use of linked certificates and the main residence of the cardholder.
 
 

Electronic cards for members of European Union

Description

The Foreign Affairs Service of the municipality delivers registering attests (annex 8 of the Royal Order of 08/10/1981) and documents attesting the permanent stay (annex 8 bis of the Royal Order of 08/10/1981) on paper.

Every EU-citizen has the possibility to ask for an electronic form of them (respectively E card and E+ card). However, the electronic card is not compulsory for this category of foreigners.

Practically, to travel in the Schengen area, the EU citizen must only have relevant documents delivered by its homecountry (national passport, identity card). In general, article 25 of the European directive 2004/38 stipulates that “Possession of a registration certificate as referred to in Article 8, of a document certifying permanent residence, of a certificate attesting submission of an application for a family member residence card, of a residence card or of a permanent residence card, may under no circumstances be made a precondition for the exercise of a right or the completion of an administrative formality, as entitlement to rights may be attested by any other means of proof.”

Procedure

      • Urgent procedure (1 day): €120,00

PIN and PUK codes

In case of loss of PIN/PUK codes, new codes can be requested by phoning the electronic identity card service.
Delivery time of 2 weeks. Fee €10,00.
 
 

Electronic cards for non EU

Description
 

According to the purpose of the stay, different types of card are delivered:

  • model A: registration population register – temporary stay
  • model B: registration foreigners register
  • model C: foreign identity card
  • model D: Residence permit long stay
  • model H: Work permit highly qualified worker

Cost

€25,00

Procedure

      • Urgent procedure (1 day): €120,00

PIN and PUK codes

In case of loss of PIN/PUK codes, new codes can be requested by phoning the electronic identity card service.
Delivery time of 2 weeks. Fee €10,00.