Kids-ID - Identity card for a Belgian child

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

The Kids-ID is not compulsory and you must apply for it yourself on behalf of your child.

It is valid for 3 years.

Children under 12 years of age can travel within the European Union and to some other countries using their Kids-ID. In some countries, the child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have parental permission.

  • Being Belgian
  • Having one's main residence on the territory of the City of Brussels
  • Being under 12 years of age

Belgian citizens registered in a diplomatic post have the option of ordering an identity card in a Belgian municipality.

More info: External site Identity card for Belgians living abroad

An adult with parental authority over the child must apply and collect the Kids-ID in person.

  • Kids-ID application (the presence of the child is compulsory): by appointment only (except for urgent applications), at the counter of the Administrative Centre of the City of Brussels or at the liaison offices in Laeken, Louise, Neder-Over-Heembeek and Haren
  • Kids-ID collection (the presence of the child is not necessary): no appointment necessary, at the counter where the application was made. Please note: a card issued as a result of an urgent application will only be available for collection at the Administrative Centre

Brucity: peak hours at the counters without appointment

Peak hours at the Brucity counters (with accessible table)

A recent passport photo (maximum 6 months old) that meets External site ICAO standards

Old Kids-ID, if applicable

Standard application: 10 euros

Urgent application: 150 euros

An additional municipal tax is applicable in the following cases:

  • Renewal following a 2nd loss/theft: 52 euros
  • Renewal following a 3rd loss/theft: 150 euros

Standard application: 2 to 3 weeks

Urgent application: next day, if the application is submitted before 3 pm. Outside of administration opening hours, you can, on request, collect the Kids-ID at the FPS Home Affairs, located at the Rue des Colonies 11 - 1000 Brussels.

Last update on 12/01/2024

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