Do not come to the city office if you have to go into quarantine, even if this means exceeding a deadline (e.g. for renewal, application, registration, …). Wait for your quarantine period to finish before you come, even if you have no symptoms of illness.
For which countries of origin is quarantine in Belgium mandatory?
Brexit: exchanging residence permit
Are you a British citizen or their family member, do you live in Leuven and did you have an annex 8/8bis, an E/E+ card or an F/F+ card on 31 December 2020? Then you will have to exchange your residence permit for an M card in 2021.
Stay of more than 3 months: registration non-EU/EEA
Are you coming to Belgium for a stay of more than 3 months? Then you must register yourself in the city registry as soon as possible. You may require a type D visa.
Stay of more than 3 months: registration EU/EEA
Are you coming to Belgium for a stay of more than 3 months? Then you must register yourself in the city registry as soon as possible.
Residence permit (from the age of 12) and renewal of residence
After your registration in the city registry, you can apply for or renew a residence permit at the city office.
Residence permit for non-Belgians under the age of 12
You can apply for the document 'proof of identity for a child under the age of 12' for non-Belgian children younger than 12.
Going abroad: deregistration
Are you moving abroad and you do not have the Belgian nationality? Then deregister at the city office.
Right to return
If you are temporarily absent from Belgium, there may be a possibility to apply for the right to return.
Becoming a Belgian
You can automatically obtain Belgian nationality or you can obtain it by taking steps yourself. This is usually done by contacting the city.
Students: renewal of residence
Non-EU/EEA citizens with student residence status who want to continue their studies in Belgium, must apply for an extension of their stay on time.
Students: registration non-EU/EEA nationals
Non-EU/EEA students who reside in Leuven during their studies, must register themselves at the city office.