Regaining Belgian nationality


Persons who have lost their Belgian nationality in the past, can regain it under certain conditions.

From 1 January 2013, only persons who have their principal residence in Belgium (with registration in the population register) on the basis of a legal residence permit, can regain Belgian nationality.

For further information on the conditions concerning regaining Belgian nationality, please contact the civil registrar in your municipality.

Those who have lost their Belgian nationality due to a cancellation declaration can only regain Belgian nationality via the naturalisation procedure.