Déclaration de présence (reporting of presence)

Only for EU nationals in short stay.

Delivered by the Town Hall.

When your stay does not exceed three months, going once to the Town Hall to declare your arrival is sufficient. You will receive a document called "Déclaration de présence" (reporting of presence).

For residence up to 3 months, EU nationals can enter Belgium by presenting a valid identity card or passport. They do not need to apply for a visa before coming to Belgium.

According to Belgian legislation, all foreigners who stay in Belgium for a period of less than 90 days need to inform the municipal authorities of their place of residence by requesting a reporting of presence within 10 days upon their arrival. In case a foreigner is residing in a hotel, the hotel management will complete this formality. (However, in practice this formality is hardly ever fulfilled by foreigners and non-compliance with this rule is not sanctioned.) You must keep your "Déclaration de présence" with your national identity document (passport, identity card).

Required documents:

  • Passport or national identity card;
  • 1 passport-sized photograph;
  • Rental agreement.

In Namur, this document is free.


Mr Jean-Paul LEONIS

Euraxess Contact Point - Researchers Helpdesk

Internal call: 4117

External call: +32 81 72 41 17

E-mail: jean-paul.leonis@unamur.be

Office (on appointment): Rue Godefroid, 5 - door 47