For Belgians in Belgium

You are Belgian and are staying in Belgium?
You might already have been confronted with the new biometric passports.

All the municipal administrations issue passports with fingerprints

At the end of 2012, the first municipal administration was fitted out with biometric equipment.
Since April, 11th 2014, all the municipal administrations issue new biometric passports with fingerprints.

If you have been provided a passport before your municipal administration started with biometric data, your passport will be valid till the end of the validation period (5 years).