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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
Tel. : 02 279 36 10
Telephone hours : from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am till 4 pm
More information : the applications of citizens of the European Union (+ European Economic Area and Switzerland) have to be done by e-mail. Applicants will get an appointment to complete the registration within a maximum period of 8 weeks.
Boulevard Anspach 6
Tel. : 02 279 35 20
Telephone hours : from Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm
More information : the first applications for a registration of non-European foreigners should be done by e-mail. Only next administrative steps are immediately possible at the counter: making of an Arrival Declaration (Annex 3), renewal of the registration certificate (orange card) (asylum seekers), extension of the special residence document (Annex 35), requesting urgent cards, applications for a registration of non-European citizens (if a D visa is not required). The applications that are possible via email@example.com: renewal of a residence permit (A), applications for a permanent residence, emigration (Model 8), registration of documents in the National Register (marriage, change of name,...).