Consular attestations in London
1. Available attestations
All certificates contain the following information: surname, first name, place and date of birth. The different attestations are:
Attestation of registration
This attestation mentions the date of your registration in the Consular register.
Attestation of nationality
This attestation indicates when and how you became a Belgian national.
Attestation of residence
This attestation mentions your current address.
Attestation of residence with history
This attestation lists your current and previous addresses.
Brexit linked certificate of residence
This attestation lists your current address and your previous addresses in the UK. It comes in English and can only be used in the context of applying for settled or pre-settled status.
Attestation of family composition
List of all the people living at your address. Belgian nationals have to be registered with the Embassy and non-Belgian nationals need to provide us with a proof of address.
Attestation of possession of a Belgian passport, travel or identity document
Proof that you are in possession of a travel/identity document, number of the document, place and date of delivery.
Attestation of concordance of names
Please include evidence (for example foreign passport, birth certificate) which shows that your name according to Belgian law does (not) match your name under foreign law.
Attestation of civil status
The attestation mentions your civil status and where relevant the date of modification/name of spouse/partner. The attestation cannot be issued for the purpose of contracting a marriage. For a marriage, see “extract of National Register”
Extract of National Register
This attestation mentions : your national register number, sex, current address, telephone number, nationality, parentage, civil status, passport and id-card details, family composition, your status as a voter in Belgium.
This is the attestation you will receive in case of marriage.
Attestations can only be issued in Dutch, French or German, except for the brexit-linked attestation of residence which comes in English.
If you need to translate this document, you can contact a UK-based translator registered with the Chartered Institute of Translators (www.iol.org.uk) or Institute of Translation and Interpreting (www.iti.org.uk).
Each attestation costs £18. It is not possible to combine any of the above attestations in one single attestation. For example, if you require an attestation of residence and nationality, it will be two separate attestations and the cost will be two times £18.
We ask you to send a request by post to :
17 Grosvenor Crescent
London SW1X 7EE
Please include following documents:
- a postal order for £18 made out to Embassy of Belgium
- a dated and signed letter indicating the certificate you apply for, the reason for this request and your preferred language (French, Dutch or German). Exception : the brexit-linked certificate of residence only comes in English
- a photocopy of your ID-card or passport
- a stamped envelope addressed to yourself. The attestation will then be sent to you by post.
You can download and print attestations for free via our electronic platform :
These certificates are only accepted in Belgium (example: to open a bank account in Belgium).