Services abroad


Photo of the Belgian consulate in Istanbul
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News about our consular services abroad.

Identity card for Belgians residing abroad (12 October 2021)
Belgian embassies and professional consulates issue an electronic identity card (eID) to Belgians over the age of 12 who are registered with them.

Consulates, too, benefit from digital civil registry (23 July 2021)
For more than two years, our municipalities and consulates have been able to consult the Database of Civil Status Records (DABS). A convenience for the citizen and the civil servant alike.

e-Consul, the new e-portal for Belgians abroad (16 June 2021)
Thanks to e-Consul, you can handle part of the consular service provision digitally. No more need for long journeys.

Consular services abroad: an overview (21 April 2021)
You are a Belgian living or travelling abroad. What consular services can you turn to?

How many Belgians are living abroad? (22 March 2021)
Almost half a million Belgians live beyond our borders. At least, this is the number of registered Belgians that Foreign Affairs has sight of.