Belgium in the Philippines

Retention

If you were born out of Belgium after January 1st, 1967 and you never lived in Belgium between your 18th and 28th birthday and you have a second nationality (Filipino for instance), you must sign an official act / a declaration of retention of the Belgian nationality at the Embassy before your 28th birthday, in order not to lose the citizenship.

This obligation disappears though if you weren’t yet 28 years old on July 12th, 2018 and had applied for and received a regular Belgian passport or an eID after your 18th birthday.

If you aren’t sure which rule applies to your case, kindly contact the Embassy before this deadline for further assessment.

 
How to proceed

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