BE: Maintaining security - To…

BE: Maintaining security - Token request using the eID

Published on: 07/03/2014

Until the end of last year, a token could be requested by providing three items of personal data:

  • the national registry number
  • the electronic identity card or eID number
  • the SIS card number (social security card number)

The discontinuation of the SIS card has taken place. In order to be able to continue to maintain a suitable level of security it is no longer possible to use this process to request a token. Users must now connect using your eID to create an eGov profile and request a token. This also applies to creating a login and password for applications that are accessed using this method of logging in.

This measure has little, if any, impact on anyone who already has a token or login data. Existing ones are still valid and no further action is required. If users would like to request a new token, they should go to the My eGov profile site and connect using their eID. They must have their PIN code to hand and possess a card reader and computer that has the eID software installed. 

Background Information:

Belgium has three statutory electronic identity documents:

  • The eID, for citizens over the age of twelve;
  • the kids-ID, for children under twelve;
  • the foreigners card, for foreigners staying in Belgium.

Your identity card is proof that you are entered in the Population Register in Belgium. You can use it to prove your nationality and your identity. As a Belgian, you automatically receive an electronic identity card at the age of twelve. This is provided by your local Registry Office. From the age of fifteen you are required to carry your identity card with you at all times.

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