How to register

 

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Conditions of registration

In order to be registered in the population registers of the Belgian consulate, you must meet three conditions:

  • You must be Belgian;
  • You must not be registered in a population register of a Belgian municipality;
  • You must prove that your main residence (= your main and lawful residence) does actually fall within the area of jurisdiction of the consulate. 

Minors must also meet a fourth requirement: they must be registered where one of their parents has been registered.

 
How to register?

  • Personally at the Belgian consulate;
  • Via e-mail (e-mail address for your consulate can be found here);
  • Online via e-Consul.

You have access to e-Consul if you:

  • are Belgian;
  • are not (or no longer) registered in a Belgian municipality, because you have reported your departure abroad to this municipality;
  • have a valid and activated Belgian eID;
  • know your PIN code and are in possession of a card reader.