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?
Students: registration non-EU/EEA nationals
Non-EU/EEA students who reside in Leuven during their studies, must register themselves at the city office.
Students: registration EU/EEA
EU/EEA students who reside in Leuven during their studies, must register themselves at the city office.
Extension of stay due to COVID-19
Are you a non-EU/EEA national and are you unable to leave Belgium at the end of your short or long stay due to COVID-19? In that case, you may exceptionally apply for a ‘COVID extension’.
Stay of more than 3 months (registration)
You may require a type D visa and you must register yourself in the city registry.
Non-Belgian file still to be completed
Would you like to submit the required missing documents within 3 months of submitting your residence application?
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.