Application for a passport

This page contains general information posted by the FPS Foreign Affairs. If you are residing abroad, please verify in this list whether your embassy or consulate has posted specific information for your place of residence on its website.


Belgian citizens residing in Belgium who are registered with a municipality, can request a passport from their municipality.

Belgian citizens residing abroad who are registered with the Belgian embassy or consulate competent for their place of residence, can request a passport from their embassy or consulate. If they wish to lodge their application with another Belgian embassy or consulate or with a provincial passport administration when transiting the Belgian territory, prior authorization from their embassy or consulate is required. For further information, we refer to the section Other possibilities.

Belgian citizens who are registered neither with a Belgian municipality nor with a Belgian embassy or consulate, cannot apply for an ordinary passport. Only in certain cases of emergency, they will be granted a provisional passport.