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Act on a Card with an Electronic Identification Function for Citizens of the European Union and the European Economic Area
(eID-Karte-Gesetz – eIDKG)

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Übersetzung durch den Sprachendienst des Bundesministeriums des Innern.

Translation provided by the Language Service of the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 154a des Gesetzes vom 20. November 2019 (BGBl. I S. 1626)
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Version information: The translation includes the amendment(s) to the Act by Article 154a of the Act of 20 November 2019 (Federal Law Gazette I, p. 1626)
Translations may not be updated at the same time as the German legal provisions displayed on this website. To compare with the current status of the German version, see http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/eidkg/BJNR084610019.html.

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Division 1
General provisions
Section 1eID card
Section 2Definitions
Section 3Possession and property; manufacturer, issuing authority and administrator of revocation lists
Section 4Model; serial number; chip
Section 5Period of validity
Section 6Administrative responsibility
Section 7Local responsibility
Division 2
Issuing and blocking the eID card
Section 8Issuing the eID card
Section 9Blocking and unblocking
Section 10Information obligations
Section 11Collecting, checking and transmitting data
Division 3
Using the eID card
Section 12Electronic identification
Section 13Transmitting data from the eID card directly to an electronic form
Section 14Storage for the purpose of electronic identification
Division 4
Authorisations; electronic signature
Section 15Authorisations for service providers
Section 16Authorisations for providers of card-reading services
Section 17Authorisations for providers of identification services
Section 18Electronic signature
Division 5
eID card register
Section 19eID card register
Division 6
Obligations of the card holder; invalidity and confiscation
Section 20Obligations of the card holder
Section 21Invalidity
Section 22Confiscation and seizure
Division 7
Fees and expenses; fines
Section 23Fees and expenses, authorisation to issue statutory instruments
Section 24Fines
Section 25Authorisation to issue statutory instruments
Section 26Transitional provision