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Copy or extract of certificates

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Copies or extracts from the records of civil registration are available at the Administrative Centre, some liaison offices, via e-mail and the e-portal.

It involves following extracts from the certificates of the Registry office:

  • copy of the extract of the birth certificate
  • copy of the extract of the divorce certificate
  • copy of the extract of the death certificate
  • copy of the extract of the marriage certificate
  • and the extract from the Police records, only delivered by the Police Record unit

Rates

All documents cost 6 euros, but there are exceptions. The copies can be delivered free of charge in the following cases:

  • marriage in Belgium
  • work
  • school institution if the person is a minor
  • child benefit
  • health insurance
  • pension application
  • pro deo lawyer
  • statement of name choice
  • if the City of Brussels receives the extract

To enjoy a free certificate, please show the evidence.

At the counter

The copies can be requested and picked up at the Administrative Centre and the liaison offices of Laeken and the North East quarter.

Via e-mail

The different extracts of documents can also be requested by e-mail:

The e-mail should include: name, first name, type of document (birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce certificate, death certificate), date of the certificate, the reason for which the certificate is requested (including the country in which it will be used), the address to which the document has to be sent, email address, relationship between applicant and person mentioned in the certificate. To enjoy a free certificate, please show the evidence.

E-portal

The demand of these extracts can also be done via the e-portal (with or without electronic ID card).

The demand should include: name, first name, type of document (birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce certificate, death certificate), date of the certificate (e.g.: date of birth), the reason for which the certificate is requested (including the country in which it will be used), the address to which the document has to be sent, email address, relationship between applicant and person mentioned in the certificate. To enjoy a free certificate, please show the evidence.

Practical information

Demography
Registry Office (Civil status)
Administrative centre
Boulevard Anspach 6
1st floor
1000 Brussels [plan]

Tel. : 02 279 34 35

Opening hours : Monday to Wednesday from 8:30 am to 3 pm, Thursday from 8:30 am to 6 pm, Friday from 8:30 am to 12 pm, the distribution of tickets takes place from 8:15 am
Telephone hours : from Monday till Friday from 8:30 am till 4 pm

Demography
Police Record Unit - Extracts
Administrative centre
Boulevard Anspach 6
1st floor
1000 Brussels [plan]

Tel. : 02 279 62 60
Fax : 02 279 62 69

Opening hours : Monday to Wednesday from 8:30 am to 3 pm, Thursday from 8:30 am to 6 pm, Friday from 8:30 am to 12 pm.
Telephone hours : from Monday till Friday from 8:30 am to 4 pm

Liaison office in Laeken
Boulevard Emile Bockstael 246
1020 Brussels (Laeken) [plan]

Tel. : 02 279 37 00
Fax : 02 279 37 08
Opening hours : from Monday to Wednesday from 8:30 am till 11:30 am and from 1:30 pm till 3 pm, Thursday from 8:30 am till 11:30 am, Friday from 8:30 am till 11:30 am and from 1:30 pm till 3 pm (distribution of tickets from 8:15 am)

Liaison Office Northeast District
Population Service
Rue Van Campenhout 16
1000 Brussels [plan]

Tel. : 02 736 04 78
Fax : 02 736 41 95
Opening hours : on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:45 pm till 3:15 pm
Telephone hours : on Tuesday and Thursday from 1:45 pm till 3:30 pm

Enter the city

Boulevard Jacqmain and Max in one-way direction

Since 9 December 2014, the Boulevard Emile Jacqmain and the Boulevard Adolphe Max are only accessible in one-way direction.

Boulevard Jacqmain and Max in one-way direction