Brexit: message to British citizens and their family members
The Withdrawal Agreement concluded after Brexit safeguards the rights of British citizens and their family members who have already resided and worked in a member state of the European Union (EU).
Residence permit M
If you are a beneficiary of the Withdrawal Agreement signed after Brexit and you are in possession of an E, E+, F or F+ card, or a 'Declaration of registration' (Annex 8) or a 'Document in support of the permanent residence' (annex 8bis), of which the period of validity has not expired, you can apply for your new residence permit M since 31 March 2021. The M card is now available.
Please make an appointment, select Other steps, then Identity Documents Service and apply for a (Belgian) ID card, a Kids-ID, a residence permit C, E, E+, F+.
If you do not have a valid residence permit, but you already stayed in Belgium before 31 December 2020, please send an application by e-mail to:
In any case, you have until 31 December 2021 to apply for a residence permit M.
More Bexit info
More information about Brexit (general information, information for citzens and companies,...):