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Luxembourg citizens get new identity cards
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Luxembourg citizens get new identity cards

18.06.2014 From our online archive
Dan Kersch from the Interior Ministry has presented the new electronic identity card, which will come in a new format and be available from July 1.
18.06.14 presentation nouvelle carte d identite, ministere de l'interieur, Luxembourg, photo: Marc Wilwert

Dan Kersch from the Interior Ministry has presented the new electronic identity card, which will come in a new format and be available from July 1.

Much smaller than the older version, the credit-card sized ID includes a chip with an electronic signature function for ID-holders aged 18 or over. The chip also stores the owner's social security number as well as their address.

All Luxembourg nationals living in the Grand Duchy aged over 15 are required to hold an ID card, which can also be delivered to Luxembourg nationals living abroad.

Old cards remain valid until their expiration date. People wanting to update their card need to pay 14 euros and apply at their commune. The minister also pointed out that the application process has become quicker, due to the fact that the cards are produced in Luxembourg now.

The new cards remain valid for the same period of time as the old version - 10 years for those aged 15 and over, five years for those aged four to 15 and two years for children and toddlers under 4.

For more information, please visit guichet.lu