Notarial act

On this page you will find all the information concerning the notarial competence.

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Every human life is characterized by certain events that require the services of a notary (e.g. a prenuptial agreement, the purchase or sale of real estate, a mortgage, a will, the settlement of an inheritance…).

Belgians living abroad or foreigners can, depending on the circumstances, turn either to the competent local authority, or to the Embassy provided that their usual residence is situated within the consular jurisdiction of the post and/or according to the principle of what constitutes a 'Belgian interest'.

To this end, it is necessary that your notary in Belgium prepares a draft deed to be sent to the Belgian FPS Foreign Affairs through this email address:

The Embassy will then receive the necessary instructions for the execution of the deed, which is always done on appointment. Practical information (supportive documents, payment, literal copy…) will be communicated by us directly to the applicant once the draft has been received, according to the procedure.

No notarial act will be signed with applicant showing up spontaneously at the Embassy bringing their own draft.

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