The identity card for children younger than 12 (Kids-ID)
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Since 1 October 2015, Belgian children younger than 12 living abroad can obtain a Kids-ID at the Belgian career post that has listed them in its population register.
1. Validity of a Kids-ID
A Kids-ID has a validity of 3 years, even in case you move (to another career post or from or to Belgium).
The eID is no longer valid:
- if it is reported to have been lost or stolen
- if the holder’s photo is no longer resemblant
- if it was issued after August 2008 by a Belgian municipality and if the holder has not reported his move abroad to the municipal administration
2. How much does a Kids-ID cost?
A Kids-ID costs 10 €.
3. Where and how to apply for a Kids-ID?
You have to send your application for a Kids-ID to the consular career post that has listed your child in its population registers.
- the application form ( French (PDF, 354.31 KB) - Dutch (PDF, 1.09 MB)), duly completed and signed.
- proof of your payment of 10 € (contact your post for information on the payment modes).
- a passport photo which meets the set standards (cfr. Website of the FPS of the Interior - French - Dutch).
Your application will be processed as soon as the form and photo have been submitted and the relevant payment has been made to the embassy or consulate.
In order to avoid unnecessary delays, please remember:
- to specify your main language preference for your card,
- to sign in the appropriate box. As soon as children can write (when aged 6), they should enter their name or signature in the box themselves. Should the applicant be unable to sign for medical or physical reasons, an explanation must be appended to the application. Any applicant unable to sign the application form should leave the box empty,
- if the child is aged 6 years or older: to indicate whether or not you want certificates immediately. If so, please collect the Kids-ID card in person.
4. Apply for a Kids-ID with or without certificates?
Kids-ID cards with certificates enable the holders to identify themselves securely over the Internet in an internationally accepted manner. For children aged 6 years or older.
You can opt to have the certificates activated:
EITHER when lodging your request. Please note that:
- this is only possible if you have been registered by the Belgian embassy or consulate in Alicante, Barcelona, Berlin, Bern, The Hague, Geneva, Cologne, London, Luxemburg, Madrid, Paris, Tenerife.
- if you opt to have the certificates activated, you will have to collect the Kids-ID card in person at your embassy or consulate.
OR at a later date: If you opt not to use these functions now, you can always have them installed immediately on your Kids-ID card at a later date by any Belgian municipality or by one of the above-mentioned embassies or consulates. To do so, you will have to go there in person and bring along the PUK code of your Kids-ID card, which you received at about the same time as your Kids-ID.
5. Service “Hello parents”
The phone number mentioned on the Kids-ID (+32 78 150350) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In case a child carrying its Kids-ID has lost its way, any person finding it can easily contact its parents or a contact person thanks to a cascade system of phone numbers that has been activated by the parents.
In order to activate this cascade system or for more information: www.halloouders.be.
For more information on the Kids-ID card, the installation etc., please visit www.eid.belgium.be.