Identity cards for Belgians abroad
Activate the electronic identity card?
Any Belgian citizen registered in the population registers of a Belgian Consulate can also activate their eID at their consular post, another consular post or a municipality in Belgium. Cards and certificates can only be activated in the presence of the citizen. This also means that an eID of a minor between 12 and 18 years old can only be activated in the presence of that minor. To do this, citizens must have their identity card and their PUK code. Activation of the card and certificates allows citizens to identify themselves and connect to official Belgian websites.