Download and install the eID software for electronic identity

ATTENTION: new versions of eID Middleware and Viewer are available. Please install these new versions to keep using your electronic identity card in online applications without any problems.

What is the eID?

The eID is an electronic proof of identity (with chip) with which you can carry out electronic transactions. You can use the eID for:

  • Identification at different authorities
  • Signing electronic documents
  • Securely logging in to online public services

What are the eIDs?

Currently, there are 3 types of identity documents with which you can carry out the above mentioned electronical transactions.

  • the electronic identity card for Belgian nationals over 12 years old
  • the Kids-ID, for Belgian nationals under 12 years old
  • The electronic foreigners card
Know more about the eID?
To find out more about the different types of electronic identity documents and its functions, visit the website of the Federal Public Service Internal Affairs.