Validity of the Identity Card
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For persons who have already reached the 18th year of their life at the time of the application, the period of validity amounts to 10 years. For people under 18,it amounts to 5 years. This regulation is due to the bigger optical changes during young years.
Source: Federal law of on decree and identity document (Ausweisverordnung (VAwG) des Bundesrates)