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.


Foreign certificates and judgments

If you want to register a foreign certificate (deed) or judgment in the National Register, you must make an appointment with the Foreign Certificates Service (only for persons registered in the population register - Belgian cards, residence permits E+, F+, C, D).

The relevant certificates are:

  • foreign marriage certificates or foreign decisions of divorce
  • foreign birth certificates for the recognition of children
  • any foreign certificate or judgment changing the personal status (for example, a certificate of name change)

Please note: an appointment with the Population Service is required in the following cases:

  • the registration of the birth certificate of a child born abroad
  • a date of birth modification
  • removal from the National Register of a member of the family who died abroad (with a foreign death certificate)

Please note: you must go to the Foreigners' Office if you are registered in the foreigners' register.

How to apply?

Only by appointment:

Required documents

  • ID card
  • Original certificate or judgment (legalized or with an apostille)
  • Translation of the submitted documents by a sworn translator if the certificate or judgment is not in French or Dutch
  • Documents required in accordance with Article 327/2 of the Civil Code for the recognition of a child born abroad