|Gibraltar identity card|
The front side of the previous laminated version of the Gibraltar identity card before the introduction of the electronic version in 2015
The reverse of the previous laminated version of the Gibraltar identity card before the introduction of the electronic version in 2015
|Type||Optional identity card|
|Purpose||Proof of identity|
|Valid in|| United Kingdom |
European Union/Schengen Area (subject to conditions)
|Eligibility||British Citizens or British Overseas Territories Citizens|
|Expiration||10 years/5 years for children under 16|
|Cost||New applications £25 |
The Gibraltar identity card is an official identity document issued by Civil Status and Registration Office of the Government of Gibraltar to all British citizens living in Gibraltar. Validity of the document is 10 years (5 years for children under 16).
The identity card serve as a valid travel document in to the United Kingdom, Ireland, Montserrat and Montenegro for holders who are British Citizens or British Overseas Territories Citizens connected to Gibraltar.
It also served as a valid travel document within the Schengen Area until the transition period ended after the United Kingdom withdrew form the EU. With the end of the transition period after Brexit 31 December 2020, the card is only accepted for entry to Schengen states if the holder resided, by 31 December 2020, in the particular state they seek to enter. In addition, Austria, Estonia, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland accept the card if the holder resided in any Schengen country by 31 December 2020.The UK and Spain have reached an agreement in principle over Gibraltar's future relationship with the EU intending for Gibraltar to be included become part of the Schengen Area. Spain has asked the EU to accept Gibraltar ID card during the period ahead of a treaty.
In June 2015, the Government of Gibraltar started issuing electronic identity cards.These are produced by Mühlbauer Holding AG in Germany.
A passport is a travel document, usually issued by a country's government to its citizens, that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder primarily for the purpose of international travel. Standard passports may contain information such as the holder's name, place and date of birth, photograph, signature, and other relevant identifying information.
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