The card is issued by the Belgian government and is available for citizens over 12 years old. For children below 12, a version without signing function is available (known as Kids-ID). There is also a version for foreign residents. The card is widely used in Belgium: in 2012, 99% of Belgian citizens over the age of 12 had the card, and in 2018 it was estimated that it was being actively used for online authentication by approximately 5 million unique users.

A USB smart card reader connected to a computer is necessary to use the card. End-users will also have to install the eaZyLink software to be able to use .beID. There are 2 PIN codes that are associated with the card, one for authentication and one for signing.



Data Available

  • Name
  • Nationality
  • Birthdate
  • Place of birth
  • Gender
  • Card issuing information
  • Card validity date
  • National identity number (RRN)
  • Card number
  • Card type

Integration options

  • OIDC
  • SAML

Use cases

  • Authentication
  • Digital onboarding
  • Electronic signing

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