I have downloaded an electronic identity card. I must urgently go on a business trip abroad and my cards is not activated. Do I have to activate the identity card before the trip?

Activation of eOI is required if you want to use the electronic part of your card, for example, to log on to the electronic services available in the e-citizens system. Activation of the card is not required if the eOI is used for identification purposes in the usual way, for example, for identification when applying for other personal document in the bank, at border crossings and the like.