Identity card applications in London

Since 11th of June 2021, every new eID request has to be done in person at the embassy.

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New identity document & EU Settlement Scheme

If you have a status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you can add your new ID card on your UKVI account. You must always have a valid identity document linked to your status.

In order to do so, you will need the number of the identity document you used to make your application, so keep it handy!


What do I need to do?

Since 11th of June 2021, every new eID request has to be done in person at the embassy. It is compulsory to book an appointment via our online appointment system. You will not be allowed to enter the Embassy without an appointment.

  1. You must be registered with this Embassy.
  2. You must complete the application form either in Dutch (DOCX, 184.3 KB) or in French (DOCX, 170.75 KB).
  3. Your current/former eID will be shredded once your new eID is issued.
  4. If you wish to receive the new identity card by post you should bring a stamped (1st or 2nd class) envelope addressed to yourself (for the compulsory transmission of the activation codes of your identity card) and a stamped Special Delivery envelope addressed to yourself for the transmission of your eID.
  5. The processing time to obtain a new identity card is around 6 weeks.
  6. An id-card costs £20, is valid for 10 years and is issued to adults and children over the age of 12 (the ID card is valid for 6 years for children between the age of 12 and 18).
  7. Your eID doesn't need to be activated to use it as a travel document. However, if you wish to securely identify yourself via the internet, pleqse select this option on the application form. It will require you to make an appointment via our online appointment system  and collect the identity card in person. Do not forget to bring along your activation codes. The Embassy will then activate the certificates on your idenity card.
  8. For information about a Kids-ID (identity card for children under the age of 12), please click here.