We started the proceedure to apply for Belgian nationality 2 weeks ago.
We had an appointment at the Commune today and handed over all the relevant forms including our original Birth certificates. I asked if we could not give a copy but they insisted they needed the originals.
I now wonder if we should have let them go as it is important to keep one’s original birth certificate.
I could have requested certified copies from the UK.
Can I call them on Monday and make this suggestion or will it already be too late to postpone?