The electronic passport: eID

The electronic passport: eID

Most Belgians have an electronic passport (eID). At UGent as well, certain appplications are based upon the use of this card. For a couple of years now, the eID has been used for enrolling new students. Amongst other things the passport picture can be read out from the eID and printed on the Mifare student card.

From the academic year 2008-2009 on, the Mifare student card will be the standard for every student. It is therefore required that we receive a passport picture from everyone. When you have re-enrolled, you have received a letter about this, telling you what to do. If you have an electronic passport, you can read out your eID and forward the passport picture to the appropriate department.

Students from who we do not have a photo or from who the eID is not yet read out, need to come to the Central Student Administration to take their photo or to read out their eID.