Change of address

What should you do if you change address?

The procedure varies depending on the type of change of address:

Relocation to a town or village in Belgium:

Please note: You must visit the town hall in your new town or village, not the one you are leaving.

  • You will need to take with you the identity cards of all the members of your household who have changed address
  • Wait for the police visit
  • A minimum of 1 week after the police visit, go to the Town Hall to update the chip on your identity card. You will need the PIN for your card!

Don’t forget to change your address on your registration certificate on your second visit to the Town Hall.

From a foreign country to a town or village in Belgium:

The legislation differs depending on the situation. Please contact the department for further advice.


Population department