Last update 01.06.2021
In the event of loss, theft or destruction of an ID card, the cardholder must take certain measures to prevent any problems.
No-one may have more than one identity card.
Any holder of an identity card who notices that the card has been lost, stolen or destroyed must declare this event as soon as possible:
The declarant will receive a certificate in return.
At the same time as the declaration is made to the police:
After informing the eID Applications Service, the ID card and associated electronic features are suspended.
The lost, stolen or destroyed ID card as well as its associated electronic features will be automatically and permanently invalidated:
The suspension of the identity card is cancelled if the holder finds it and informs the eID Applications Service:
In order to receive a new ID card, applicants must present and submit:
If, at some point, the lost or stolen identity card is found again, it must be returned:
In this case, the old ID card is invalidated by the civil officer, in the presence of the applicant.
The person concerned may, depending on the case and the commune of residence, keep their old ID card as a souvenir. In this case, a hole will be punched into the ID card before it is returned to its owner.
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