Use of eID and card reader: instructions
Certain online operations like the use of the e-portal of the City and Irisbox require an electronic ID card (eID), a card reader and sofware.
The reading of an electronic ID card can be done via a computer using an operating system of Windows, Mac or Linux. The procedure of installation is different according to the operating system.
The reading of an electronic ID card requires a reader (card reader) as used for example for Tax-on-web. Certain computers have an incorporated reader.
A card reader is available at the Population Service of the City of Brussels for 7 euro.
To proceed to an online operation (for example via Irisbox), it is necessary to have loaded:
- a browser
- installation of an eID card reader
- a software for reading a PDF and Java runtime
The applicant must be have an electronic ID card. The PIN code will also be asked during the operation.
When a payment must be made online, the applicant must have a Visa or MasterCard. The payment can also be made via Bancontact/MisterCash. It is then necessary to use a digipass (device supplied by the bank).