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A foreigner who arrives for the first time in Belgium has to contact the Foreigners' Office for the first registration.
The documents that a foreigner needs for the first registration in the register of foreigners depends on the category to which the foreigner belongs:
- Members of the European Union (EU), members of the European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss subjects
- Relatives of a subject of the EU, EEA or Switzerland and not subjects of the EU, EEA or Switzerland themselves
- Foreigners outside the EU, or EEA, or Switzerland and not related to a subject of the EU, EEA or Switzerland
For more information:
For more information about asylum:
For the European or international civil servant
The European or international civil servant, who holds a residence permit delivered by the Federal Public service (SPF) Foreign Affairs, has to address his employer for the registration.
Change of address
A change of address has to be reported at the city services:
Boulevard Anspach 6
1000 Brussels [plan]
Tel. : 02 279 35 20
Fax : 02 279 36 11
Telephone hours : from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am till 4 pm