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Important notice

The necessary documents for requesting a Belgian ID card can be delivered to the Embassy in person or via post. Please see below for more information and the required forms.

Information about cost, payment and dispatching identity card - Dublin

Cost: 20,- Euro

Method of payment:

  • You can pay by Postal Money Order or Bank Draft made payable to “Embassy of Belgium”.
  • You can pay in advance by electronic transfer to the Embassy account: IBAN code: IE76 BOFI 9009 7346 7866 51,SWIFT code: BOFIIE2D (making sure to mention the name and surname of the person applying and the document required e.g. Mary Murphy - Identity Card). If you paid by transfer, make sure to attach a proof of your payment to your application.  

Dispatching of the ID card 
If you want to receive your IDcard by post and ensure its safe delivery, please add a pre-paid self-addressed Registered Mail envelope to your application.

Waiting time to obtain your identity card: 2 to 4 weeks.


The Belgian embassies and career consulates issue electronic identity cards to Belgians who are listed in their population registers:

  • eID: electronic identity card for adults and children older than 12
  • Kids-ID: electronic identity card for children younger than 12

These eID and Kids-ID offer various benefits:

  1. Handy bank card size
  2. Possibility to travel to more than 50 countries (more information in French or Dutch)
  3. Less expensive than a passport: 20 € for an eID, 10 € for a Kids-ID
  4. Remains valid in case you move (to another career post, from or to Belgium)
  5. Allows certain secure actions over the Internet (if the certificates have been activated)

Do not confuse the Belgian identity card with the Belgian passport or with the residence card of your country of residence.

Note the difference between Belgian identity cards and residence documents, which may be issued by the country of residence. The validity and legal nature of these residence documents are generally limited to the territory of the country of residence.

The eID and Kids-ID are valid identity and travel documents for the member states of the European Union and for a few neighbouring countries. Hence, they will often be helpful - and even necessary - means for the holders to identify themselves.

For numerous countries a passport is required as an eID is not sufficient.

eID (adults and +12): information and application forms

Kids-ID (children -12): information and application forms