How can you obtain an electronic identity card as a Belgian national over the age of 12?

When you receive or change your identity card, your local Town Hall will invite you to visit the Population department in order to complete the required documents.

The procedure is as follows:

  • receive your invitation to visit the Town Hall.

  • attend in person. Take a photograph with you (according to the specifications provided in the invitation) in order to sign the basic document (if you have any mobility problems, please contact the Population department).

  • on receipt of the activation codes for your card (around 4 weeks after signing the basic document), go back to the Town Hall with your activation codes and your old identity card in order to exchange the cards and activate your new electronic card. If you are unable to visit the Town Hall in person to activate your identity card, someone else can go in your place. This person must take with them your old identity card, or a statement of its theft or loss, the codes, his or her own identity card and a handwritten letter of authorisation from you. If you wish, you can use the template provided by the Town Hall.

The price is  €14.50.

If you are unable to visit the Town Hall in person to activate your card, please contactthe Population department

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