These consular ID cards are valid for:
- 10 years ( holders 22 to 75 years of age)
- 5 years ( holders 12 to 22 years of age)
- Indefinitely ( holders over 75)
All Belgians registered in the Consulate General must apply for an Identity card (law on consular registers of 26.06.2006). The e-ID is the legal proof of their registration with the Consulate General.
The following documents are required when applying for a Belgian e-ID (electronic ID card):
Processing in Belgium takes at least 4 weeks. You can retain your current ID until the new e-ID arrives. You will be informed of its arrival by phone or e-mail.
More information on the eID card