Belgians aren't required to show their IDs unless dealing with:
The card holds the following information:
If the holder wishes, the following info will also be mentioned on the card:
Before 2005 the ID did not contain a chip and the address of the holder was printed on the card. Currently this is only written on the chip.
The ID card may be used as a form of identification when travelling within the EU. For most countries outside the EU, a Belgian citizen must ask for a passport.
US Patent Issued to MasterCard International on July 16 for "Simulated Contactless Identification Card Reader" (New York Inventor)
Jul 16, 2013; ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 16 -- United States Patent no. 8,485,436, issued on July 16, was assigned to MasterCard International Inc....