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    Belgian Citizenship

    Services offered in Toronto

    For detailed information about the different procedures of Belgian citizenship that can be done in Toronto, please click on the appropriate link in the list below:

    Retention of Belgian citizenship before turning 28

    Attribution of Belgian citizenship to a child

    Search for Belgian citizenship

    Dual citizenship

    If you acquired Canadian citizenship before the 9th of June 2007, you might have lost your Belgian citizenship. Please contact us by phone or e-mail to look into your citizenship.
     
    Legal Basis
     
    Since the 9th of June 2007, Belgian nationals who acquire of their own free will the citizenship of a country non part of the Council of Europe Convention on Multiple Nationality (May 6, 1963), keep their Belgian citizenship.
     
    Since the 28th of April 2008, Belgian nationals who acquire of their own free will the citizenship of a country part of the Council of Europe Convention on Multiple Nationality (May 6, 1963), keep their Belgian citizenship.
    For general questions...

    For general questions about Belgian citizenship, please consult our FAQ by clicking here.


    Attribution of Belgian citizenship to your child
     If you are a Belgian citizen born outside of Belgium and have a child also born abroad, you can pass your Belgian citizenship on to that child by signing a declaration of attribution of Belgian citizenship before his/her 5th birthday (art. 8, §1, 2°b CNB/WNB).

     

    If you are in that case please check the information below depending on the place of birth of your child:

     

    -         Your child was born in Alberta

    -         Your child was born in British Columbia

    -         Your child was born in Manitoba

    -         Your child was born in the Northwest Territories

    -         Your child was born in Ontario

    -         Your child was born in Saskatchewan

    -         Your child was born in Yukon

    -         If your child was born outside of Belgium but not in Canada and you currently live in the jurisdiction of the Consulate of Belgium in Toronto, please contact us directly by phone or email

     

    In order to sign a declaration of attribution in favor of your child at the Consulate of Belgium in Toronto, you have to be registered with us.

     

    Please read the information carefully and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

    Search For Belgian Citizenship

    If you think you might have Belgian citizenship because one of your parents or grandparents is/was Belgian, we invite you to read the general information about Belgian citizenship first.

    If you think you are eligible for Belgian citizenship, please fill in the Search for Belgian Citizenship Form and mail it to the Consulate of Belgium in Toronto, with the copies of the requested documents and your contact information. Our Citizenship Department will take care of your request.

    Retention of Belgian Citizenship

    If you are Belgian born outside of Belgium after 01/01/1967, have not been registered with a town in Belgium between your 18th and 28th year and hold another citizenship besides the Belgian, you must sign a declaration of retention of Belgian citizenship before your 28th birthday in order to remain Belgian after that date (art. 22, §1, 5° CNB/WNB).

     

    If you are in that case please check the information below depending on your place of birth:

     

    -         You were born in Alberta

    -         You were born in British Columbia

    -         You were born in Manitoba

    -         You were born in the Northwest Territories

    -         You were born in Ontario

    -         You were born in Saskatchewan

    -         You were born in Yukon

    -         If you were born outside of Belgium but not in Canada and currently live in the jurisdiction of the Consulate of Belgium in Toronto, please contact us directly by phone or email

     

    In order to sign a declaration of retention at the Consulate of Belgium in Toronto, you have to be registered with us.

     

    Please read the information carefully and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

     

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