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MyBXL maintenance and telephone accessibility

Due to maintenance works, the External site MyBXL citizen portal will be unavailable from Friday 2 December at 1 pm until Saturday 3 December at 7:30 am. Interruptions are still possible on Saturday 3 December. Due to the move of the services of the City of Brussels to the new Brucity Administrative Centre (on 12 December 2022), the waiting time for a telephone answer may be temporarily longer as well.

 

Belgian nationality

Belgian nationality is the link that connects you, as a person, to the Belgian state and confers rights and duties.

There are 3 ways to become a Belgian citizen on application:

  • Acquiring: you are at least 18 years old
  • Granting: you are under 18 years old
  • Naturalisation: an exceptional favour granted to people over 18 years old or to emancipated people who submit a request for naturalisation to the Chamber of Representatives

If you lose your Belgian nationality, you can also make a declaration of regaining Belgian nationality to recover it if you meet certain conditions.

It is also possible, under certain conditions, to renounce Belgian nationality.

Specific conditions apply to each procedure. Applying does not mean that you will automatically obtain Belgian nationality.

More info: External site Belgian nationality (FPS Justice)