As you may know, new electronic identity cards have been issued in Belgium since April. These “eIDs” then have a new contact chip. The goal ? The security of your document.
However, if this card should allow you to identify yourself in various situations such as the bank, the hospital, or even in the container parks, they are unusable for the moment. Reading the new chip is problematic, according to De Tijd.
The spokesperson for Home Affairs explains to our colleagues that “many organizations have not yet adapted to the new chip, which means that they are not able to read the data from the new cards”.
So how do you fix this problem? Quite simply thanks to a software update allowing you to read your “eID”. This is available via the eid.belgium.be site.