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hi i have recieved letter that says i became beglian and have to wait for calling letter to make card. but i already waited 1 month any idea how long does is it actually takes


Congratulations Tenz!
I think the process is stucked somewhere in the commune. Better to visit the commune once and check the status. In my case, the person who handles the nationality applications is on vacation for one month and it is blocked with him. Might be something similar with your case also.
Anyways, it is just matter of time. You will receive your Belgian ID soon! Cheers

May 30, 2018 10:17

It depends on how efficient your commune is.
A phone call to your commune should answer your question.

May 30, 2018 11:31

today I was told it can be up to 6 months - butit depends on the commune that handles your papers....

May 30, 2018 18:39

thank you guys
u mean 6 months again? it already took 6 months and again 6 months? for real?

May 30, 2018 23:20

There is something not right here. When you receive notification that your citizenship application has been approved, it usually also tells you to bring €18 and 2 photos which means that you need to simply apply for the physical card. Could you explain how long it took you to get the approval letter from the time you applied for citizenship. Also which commune is this?

May 31, 2018 21:12

i applied on 19 october 2017 and in end of april 2018, I received letter saying became belgian citizen and will receieve one calling letter in few days to change my card thats all. so i waited from end of April and already one month passed.

May 31, 2018 23:13

commune is anderlecht

May 31, 2018 23:26

Ok, maybe its a different process in different communes. In this case you better take the letter and go back and ask your commune why its taking so long. Maybe they will just go ahead and start your card application process right then and there.

Jun 3, 2018 11:51

I suggest you call them or drop in to make sure they haven't forgotten. I didn't even receive a letter confirming nationality at all. Having heard nothing since submitting my paperwork I contacted the commune (Etterbeek) after 5.5 months (early May) to ask if they had any update. After a quick check they told me I'd receive a convocation in a few days and should come in with photos and my current ID. When I asked "ok... so what exactly does that mean" the response was "don't worry, you've been Belgian since 20th March, well done.." - clearly the internal processes of the commune were pretty useless and needed some prompting.

The result is that I now have citizenship, an ID and passport, but feel like I've never actually been told I'm actually Belgian now. Indeed the process couldn't be more Belgian - I can't imagine another country being so low-key about you becoming one of them!

Jun 18, 2018 10:16