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Death certificate

The death certificate is a certificate issued by a Civil Status officer which proves the death of a person.

The civil registrar of the place of death draws up this death certificate as soon as a death certificate drawn up by a doctor is submitted to him or her.

The requested document must have been drawn up or transcribed in Belgium, or filed with the Federal Public Service for Foreign Affairs before 2004.

  • By e-mail (with a copy of your ID card, the type of certificate you want and/or a mandate if necessary):
  • By letter
  • At the counter of the Administrative Centre of the City of Brussels or the Liaison Offices of Laeken and Neder-Over-Heembeek

Brucity: peak hours at the counters without appointment

Peak hours at the Brucity counters (with accessible table)

ID document (+ mandate and a copy of the identity document of the person concerned if the application is made by a third party) 

  • Free
  • 20 euros to be paid to the FPS Foreign Affairs for the legalisation if the document is to be used abroad (outside the European Union) 

If the certificate is to serve in Belgium:

  • immediately at the counter
  • 5 working days for a request by e-mail

If the certificate is to serve abroad (outside the member states of the European Union):

  • 5 working days at the counter
  • 7 working days for a request by e-mail

If the certificate has been submitted to the FPS Foreign Affairs before 2004:

  • 10 working days