In order to use the RFID chip technology of the German ID card, you will need a new version of the identity card with RFID chip technology, an attached card reading device and the “AusweisApp”. You may download the app using the following link: https://www.ausweisapp.bund.de/download/
At the beginning of the procedure you will be prompted to switch on your card reading device. Through the app, you will be redirected to the eID-service provider. This is where your data is authenticated. After the verification of your previously submitted data, you are automatically redirected back to identity eID and receive positive confirmation in real time.