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I live in 1000 Brussels. I have dual nationality--one EU and US. I am married to a Belgian for 15 years. I orginally registered (after marriage) at commune with my EU passport because I thought it would be less paperwork and I'd be able to work immediately with no work permit issues. My EU passport has expired as has my Belgian residence permit. I often get grief at immigration because I use my US passport (still valid) and if asked to see my Belgian ID they note my EU nationality--and it all doesn't match nice for them. So, since I need to renew my ID at the commune, I want to change the nationality on my Belgian residence permit to US since that is the passport I travel on most and don't feel like going to hassle of renewing EU passport at this time. Does anyone know what I need to do to achieve this? Am I likely to get pushback from the commune? Also, in general, to renew residence permit, what papers/photos/other bits do I need to have with me at the guichet. I have tried searching website of commune but cannot find info on my particular situation. FYI, not interested pursuing Belgian nationality. Thanks

From the archives

but why did you let your EU passport and Belgian residence permit expire? What do you expect!

Aug 22, 2011 14:25