Certificate of life

The certificate of life attests that a person is alive. It can in particular be claimed during procedures related to the pension.

Conditions

Living on the territory of the City of Brussels.

How to apply?

If you do not have an electronic ID card or residence card:

  • At the counter

Required documents

  • ID card or residence card

Rate

  • Free
  • 20 euros for the legalization if the document is to be used abroad (outside the European Union)

Waiting period

If the certificate is to be used in Belgium: immediately.

If the certificate is to be used abroad (outside the member states of the European Union): 5 working days. In this case, the City is responsible for requesting its legalization from the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs.

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