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An asylum seeker who arrives for the first time in Belgium or who wishes to change his address has to contact the Foreigners' Office.
The asylum seeker will have to appear at the service desk, which will lead him towards the adequate counter.
The asylum seeker needs following documents for his file:
- First registration: annex 25/26
- Change of address coming from another municipality: annex 25/26 and the certificate of registration
- Change of address in the municipality (move): annex 25/26 and the certificate of registration
- Continuation of the permit of stay: annex 25/26 and the certificate of registration, as well as a photo and the sum of 10 euros (for 1 month) or 25 euros (for 3 months)
For any information about the status of asylum seeker or about the asylum procedure, it is suggested to consult the following sites:
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,...).