Kids-ID: an identity document for children

Kids-ID is an electronic identity document for Belgian children under the age of 12.

Kids-ID is not mandatory and has to be applied for by the parents from the population office of the municipality.

Children under the age of 12 can travel with a Kids-ID in the European Union and some other countries. In certain countries, the child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or must have parental authorisation (for more information see: https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en).

It takes 3 weeks to get a Kids-ID. The application should therefore be made in good time.

The fast-track procedure is much more expensive than the normal price of a Kids-ID. To apply for a Kids-ID from your municipality, you must:

- have parental authority over the child, or have a court decision enabling you to apply for the child’s Kids-ID;

- go to the municipality with the child to make the application;

- have a recent identity photo of the child.

 

For Belgian minors

Belgian minors aged 12 or over can obtain an ordinary ID card (this is mandatory from the age of 15).

For minors from other EU countries

Minors from other EU countries in Belgium must be in possession of the identity document provided for in their national legislation. Moreover, from the age of 15, they must always have this document with them, otherwise a criminal fine of up to EUR 500 may be imposed if there is a police check.

 

Legislation

Royal Decree of 10 December 1996 on the various identity documents for children under the age of 12

Articles 74/7 and 79 of the Law of 15 December on access to the territory, residence, settlement and removal of foreign nationals

Article 38 of the Royal Decree of 15 December on access to the territory, residence, settlement and removal of foreign nationals

 

Contact

FPS Home Affairs

Direction générale Institutions et Population

Address: Rue des Colonies 11, 1000 Brussels

Email: Helpdesk.Belpic [at] rrn.fgov.be

 

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