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Identity card applications in London

What do I need to do?

  1. You must be registered with this Embassy.

  2. You must complete the application form either in Dutch, in French or in German. The photos you supply must meet certain requirements (see explanations in Dutch or in French).

  3. Cost: £18

  4. To submit your application, you do not need to come to the Embassy, or to make an appointment.

  5. The Embassy recommends that you submit your application by post. To do this, you must send us:

    • The completed and signed application form
    • Two passport photos
    • A photocopy of your current identity card or passport OR the actual expired identity card itself
    • A postal order for £18 - made out to Embassy of Belgium (no cheques, no cash)
    • A prepaid self-addressed envelope (for the compulsory transmission of the new codes of your identity card)
    • A prepaid self-addressed special delivery envelope (if you wish to receive the new identity card by post)
  6. The processing time to obtain a new identity card is around 6 weeks

  7. If you should you wish to securely identify yourself via the internet, please select this option on the application form. However, it will require you to come and collect the identity card in person. The Embassy will then activate the certificates on your identity card.

  8. For information about a Kids-ID (identity card for children under the age of 12), please click here.