Relative of a subject of the EU, EEA or Switzerland
If you do not have the nationality of a member state of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland but are family of a subject of the EU, de EEA or Switzerland, you must register via: info.EtrangersVreemdelingen@brucity.be
Holders of a national passport with visa D (settlement visa) for family reunification
For these people the registration is simpler. Usually the necessary documents have already been submitted to the Belgian Consulate in the country of origin.
Holders of a national passport with visa C (tourist visa) or people without a visa
- Spouse or partner of a subject of the EU, EEA, or Switzerland in the context of a commitment that is the equivalent to marriage
- Partner of a subject of the EU, EEA or Switzerland in the context of a long-term relationship. Please note: both spouses or partners must at least be 21
- Descendant of a subject of the EU, EEA or Switzerland
- Parent (father or mother) of a Belgian minor
- Ascendant of a subject of the EU, EEA or Switzerland
- Actual life partner
- Family member who, in the country of origin, is at charge of or household member/cohabiting with the EU citizen
- Family member who, in the country of origin, is at charge of or household member/cohabiting with the EU citizen, in which the latter is forced to take on the personal care due to serious medical problems
If you do not belong to one of these categories, you can not register as a relative of a subject of the EU, EEA or Switzerland.
National passport, as well as other documents (see required documents?). Some documents can be submitted later. This is all clearly explained to the person in question during this initial contact.
Remark: when someone takes this first step it is extremely important he/she provides the correct address to the administration (street, number, box number). The police will check whether the person is effectively staying at the notified address.
When registering, the holders of a visa D need to submit 2 photographs, the others 2 photographs as well. Children younger than 12 years will receive a small proof of identity.
- Holders of a visa D for family reunification will be able to directly order their electronic card F which is valid for 5 years when registering in the immigration register. In anticipation of this card (production period approximately 3 weeks) they receive an appendix 15.
- People without a visa D can also be registered provided they submit the document that shows the descent, the relationship or the legal partnership with the other person (supplementary documents can be submitted within a period of 3 months following the request). They receive a certificate of registration that is valid for 6 months as well as a residence permit application for a relative of a subject of the EU/EEA or a permit for foreigners for relatives of a Swiss subject, more specifically appendix 19ter.
If the Immigration service decides positively or if there is no response of the Immigration service within those 6 months, the relative can order a card F.
Remark: the certificate of registration exempts the spouse or partner of a subject of the EU, EEA or Switserland from a work permit, but does not allow him or her to travel outside of Belgium.
- Each application (opening of the file) is registered after payment of 25 euros of administrative costs
- Electronic card F costs 25 euros
- Very urgent electronic cards (period of receipt: 1 day - receipt after 2 pm) cost 150 euros
- The certificate of registration costs 10 euro, the adjournment costs 10 euros and an adjournment for 3 months 25 euros
- Appendix 19ter, and the ID card for children younger than 12 are free