Data retention

 
Mandatory 3-month retention

When you apply for a passport in Belgium, we must retain your data for 3 months in our “passport production” database. Doing so enables us to:

  1. Produce your passport.
  2. Reproduce immediately a new passport if an administrative or production error on the return of your passport is noticed. This means that you will not have to return a second time to provide new data. 

At the end of this 3-month retention period, your data will be deleted from this “passport production” database.

For further information on the processing of your data by our FPS, you can consult our  privacy policy (PDF, 288.02 KB).