How to renew Belgium Passport? Procedures and the required documents


Procedure to Renew Belgium  Passport

  • Ensure you’re a Belgian citizen registered in your municipality (if in Belgium) or at a Belgian embassy/consulate (if abroad).
  • Make an appointment online or by phone with the relevant authority: In Belgium, it is the town hall or municipal administration, and abroad, it is the Belgian embassy or consulate.
  • Download and print the passport application form from the FPS Foreign Affairs website.
  • fill in the application form
  • Submit the payment along with the documents
  • It is not feasible to extend the validity of an existing passport, which is set at seven years (5 years for minors). If you need one after it expires, you’ll have to apply for a new one.
  • A passport is valid until its expiration date if all of its pages—including those for visas and entry or exit stamps—are used. It is highly advised that you apply for a new passport if you intend to travel outside of the European Union or the Schengen Area (which does not require stamps).
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Documents Required

  • Current passport: Bring the original and a photocopy of the data page.
  • One recent passport-sized photo
  • Proof of payment: Depending on your location and age, the fee for renewing a Belgian passport can vary.
  • For minors, Both parents must be present and sign the application form. If only one parent can be present, a signed parental authorization form is required.
  • Proof of registration with the Belgian embassy/consulate.
  • Previous passports: While not mandatory, presenting previous passports can expedite the renewal process.

Eligibility

  • You must be a Belgian citizen registered in your municipality (if in Belgium) or at a Belgian embassy/consulate (if abroad).
  • Your current passport must be nearing its expiry date (within 6 months) or already expired.
  • You can also renew your passport before expiry if it’s damaged, lost, stolen, or the photo no longer resembles you.

Cost of renewing Passport

  • Standard procedure: 90 euros
  • Urgent procedure: 260 euros
  • Super urgent procedure: 320 euros

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