European Digital Identity has arrived



The European Digital Identity will be available to EU citizens, residents, and businesses who want to identify themselves or provide confirmation of certain personal information. It can be used for both online and offline public and private services across the EU.

Every EU citizen and resident in the Union will be able to use a personal digital wallet.


The European Digital Identity can be used for any number of cases, for example:

  • public services such as requesting birth certificates, medical certificates, reporting a change of address
  • opening a bank account
  • filing tax returns
  • applying for a university, at home or in another Member State
  • storing a medical prescription that can be used anywhere in Europe
  • proving your age
  • renting a car using a digital driving license
  • checking in to a hotel



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