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nationality - 4 months crossed no news yet


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Applied in commune on 23/10
Commune sent to state/ministry - 23/11

Absolute no news until till now on the application. Went to commune to check the status but they just ask to wait for more time.

Is this a normal situation? How long it could take more to hear some news? thanks in advance for your insights on this situation!


They have 4 months to REJECT your application. As you've not had a rejection letter, you've got it. Just a matter of time before the commune gets its act together.

Which commune?

Apr 17, 2018 12:26

Sorry, forgot to mention, its Saint-Josse. But commune says, its not negative but at the same time they say they haven't received the approval letter also.
So they can not do anything!

Apr 17, 2018 12:46

Years ago the waiting time was 3 months, and if the commune did not receive an answer they were obliged to issue the nationality.

Apr 17, 2018 14:58

Socrate, how many years ago ? ;)

Apr 17, 2018 15:30

As far as I know they have 6 months in total to refuse you. If no answer it means a good sign. Just wait one more week that you turn completely 6 months from your date of application and the commune will sent you a letter to come and renew your ID card this time they will collect from you your foreigners card and you will apply for a Belgian ID

Apr 17, 2018 17:16

I think the fact that it took the commune a month to send the forms in shows that they're not the most efficient around. Most do it next day.

Apr 17, 2018 17:25

JNN Can't remember but can be described as several. Not ancient :-()

Apr 18, 2018 01:10

Thank you so much J, SOCRATE, EDI for all your response and giving me some hope. fingers crossed for few more weeks!

Apr 18, 2018 09:29

I'm curious if the original poster, JNN, ever had any police control check at his/her residence, and if so, after how many weeks or months it happened. (I'm hesitant to put in my application now, in case I'm away on summer holidays during a potential police check)

Apr 18, 2018 09:51

TW, No, I have not received any letter/notification to attend for any friendly police interview during this time. I think they are not going to do this for all cases.

Apr 18, 2018 09:56