Acknowledged by a Belgian
If your parentage is acknowledged by a Belgian citizen in accordance with Belgian law, you may be granted Belgian citizenship from the date of acknowledgement, subject to the same conditions as those set out under the section entitled "Am I a Belgian citizen if one of my parents (father or mother) is a Belgian citizen at the time of my birth?" .
However, if your parentage is acknowledged after you have turned 18, you do not get Belgian citizenship.
Further information can also be obtained by contacting:
- Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Nationality Department
- Federal Public Service Justice, Nationality Department
- The embassy or consulate in your main place of residence abroad
- Your municipal authority in Belgium