Coronavirus measures

The City of Brussels has taken several decisions in order to best respect the measures of the federal government in the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19). More info: coronavirus measures by the City of Brussels.


Extract of Civil Registry certificates

An extract from the certificates of civil status is a certified copy of the certificate (birth, marriage, death, recognition, nationality) or judgment (divorce, adoption or descent) transcribed into the records of the Civil Registry.

Coronavirus measures: the Extracts-Traffic service is accessible by appointment for urgent operations:

  • Part-time unemployed
  • Pension application
  • Certain operations in the pedestrian zone

To make an appointment, please contact the service on 02 279 62 20, or 02 279 32 70 for the pedestrian zone.

To avoid as many direct contacts as possible, you can request the following documents online at any time:

How to apply?

Required documents

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


  • Free

Waiting period

If the certificate is to serve in Belgium:

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

If the certificate is to serve abroad:

  • 5 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 for a request by e-mail