Id card renewal for EU nationals (5+ years residency)
I am an EU national - live, work and being taxed in Belgium since 2011.
Earlier this year I received a new identity card from the city hall, as the existing one was close to expiration. Then one day while I was flying abroad a checker told me that I should be careful with what kind of identification I use while travelling, as not all companies accept residency cards.
Question 1: this id is not enough to identify me or she had made a mistake?
I then searched a bit the technicalities and I noticed that my new card was of type E.
Question 2: Why didn’t the city hall issue a E+ card or propose me to apply for permanent residence? Shouldn’t that be automatic?
I would like to thank you in advance for any help!