Information on the GDPR
A passport is an official, worldwide recognised travel document. It allows travel in all countries of the world, if necessary after obtaining a visa. It is in the format of a booklet.
All Belgians, from birth, can obtain their own passport.
A Belgian passport is valid for 7 years (5 years for minors)
The passport remains valid after moving to another Belgian municipality or abroad.
Applying for a new passport
When you apply for a new passport, the passport service records your photo, your signature and your fingerprints.
Although the Belgian passport is the same for everybody, application procedures differ slightly according to whether you live in Belgium or abroad:
Belgian citizens who are registered neither with a Belgian municipality nor with a Belgian embassy or consulate abroad cannot apply for an ordinary passport. They can only apply for a provisional passport.
On this website you will find the passport application forms as well as information on the other possibilities available to you.