Nansi Todorova

The new E-card with a photo

Since the 1st of January 2020, all new e-cards must have a photo of the cardholder. The old e-card should be changed with a new one, with a photo, before the 31.12.2023.

The following people do not need a photo on their e-card:

  • Children under the age of 14
  • People who have reached or are about to reach 70 years in the year of issuing the card
  • People who have a care level 4, 5, 6 or 7.

For most of the people there will be no additional tasks since the card:

  • Can be taken from the register for identity documents (there the photos from Austrian passports and ID cards are saved)
  • Can be taken from the drivers’ license register if the person possesses a cheque-card driving license
  • Can be taken from the central foreigners’ register (residence permit, foreign passport, etc.).

When the insured person does not have a photo from the listed registers, he must provide one!

  • The photo: must be ICAO-standard and no more than 6 months old. The photo can be black and white.
  • When: around 3 to 4 months before the expiry date of your e-card (See the exact date on the back of the card).
  • How: The photo must be personally brought with the old e-card, official ID and proof of citizenship to the responsible registration authority.

An appointment is required!!!

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