Gibraltar identity card

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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
TypeOptional identity card
Issued byFlag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar
PurposeProof of identity
Valid inFlag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
Flag of Europe.svg  European Union/Schengen Area (subject to conditions)
Flag of Montserrat.svg  Montserrat
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro
EligibilityBritish Citizens or British Overseas Territories Citizens
Expiration10 years/5 years for children under 16
CostNew applications £25
Renewals £10

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. [1] [2]

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. [3] 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. [4] Spain has asked the EU to accept Gibraltar ID card during the period ahead of a treaty. [3]

In June 2015, the Government of Gibraltar started issuing electronic identity cards. [5] These are produced by Mühlbauer Holding AG in Germany. [6]

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  2. "Gibraltarian ID card for flights to UK - FAQ". easyJet. 23 March 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-03-23.
  3. 1 2 "Chief Minister reacts as passports are required to cross in and out of Spain". Retrieved 2021-01-02.
  4. Govt outlines ‘no deal’ changes to passport and travel documents
  5. "New ID Cards ready by late June". Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation. 12 May 2015.
  6. New Gibraltar eID cards to be supplied by Mühlbauer this summer, Silicon Trust, May 15, 2015