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You can have Belgian nationality legally or voluntarily. You can also lose your Belgian nationality. This section will provide you with further information.

The Code of Belgian Nationality (WBN) contains the legal conditions relating to Belgian nationality and the Minister of Justice is the ‘guardian’ of Belgian nationality in general. The Nationality division of the Public Federal Service Justice monitors the appropriate application of the WBN.



Regulation regarding children born via surrogacy
The Belgian Federal Government does not legally recognize any Belgian citizen who decides to pursue surrogacy abroad and consequently foreign documents delivered in this context remain without legal consequences for the Belgian authorities. The child born via surrogacy will be prohibited from having a Belgian passport, provisional passport, laissez-passer or visa issued by the immigration office. In the absence of being able to obtain a travel document allowing the child born via surrogacy to travel, the intended parent(s) will have to address the competent Belgian court. Once the surrogacy child arrives in Belgium, the competent municipality is responsible for further administrative matters