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Belgian nationality by declaration waiting period



I applied for Belgian nationality in the month of June. It is already 4 months since I applied. But I haven't received any update on my nationality. Do i wait for few more days, or shall I go to the commune to ask for an update? . What is the waiting period in this case?


The commune submitted my application at the beginning of April and I received the letter confirming that I was now a Belgian citizen just before the end of August, it then took another fortnight to actually get my new ID card.

The only interim "update" that I received was a summons to a (friendly) police interview.

Oct 20, 2017 16:38

I would suggest being patient for a couple of weeks longer. I made my declaration in mid-February; at the end of June I received a letter confirming that I had been added to the register as a Belgian citizen four months and one day after my declaration, exactly as I had been told. The letter came nearly two weeks after my inclusion, so it doesn't sound as if you have exceeded that timeframe yet. Unlike Becasse I heard absolutely nothing in between. Good luck and I hope you receive the news you are waiting for soon.

Oct 20, 2017 22:27

Wait another 2 weeks, then pop along to the commune with a photo for your new ID card.
You might get a letter beforehand, but one of our letters got "lost in the post".

Oct 21, 2017 01:12

Hi sbxl, did you receive a letter from the commune. I'm curious as I am still waiting for mine.

Nov 21, 2017 01:10

what are the possibilities after crossing 4 months of time and still waiting for the news? Even commune also dont have any information yet.

Does commune make a followup on the case? Or just have to wait wait..

Apr 4, 2018 10:54

hello i recieved letter that says i became belgian and wait for calling letter to make card? but i already waited one month. does it take that long to get letter to make card?

May 29, 2018 23:06

Is there any news yet? I am curious to know of the waiting time and what happwns next.

Many thanks in advamce.

Jan 23, 2019 15:54
Sial Kashif

hello every boday. i declared natanailty mid of october 2018.but still have no news from commune. anyboday now after this period almostly more then five month what happening is possible about decision. becuse last week i asked from commune and civil agent told me wait untill end of april . any boday can explane me.thanks

Mar 23, 2019 15:07