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Contact information

St-Elisabeth site - Uccle
02-614 20 00
St-Michel site - Etterbeek
02-614 30 00
Bella Vita Medical Center
02-614 42 00

Civil registration

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The Civil Registry is there to accompany you in the most beautiful moments of your life, the birth of a child, as well as in the most difficult ones, the loss of a loved one.

DO YOU WISH TO OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION ON REGISTERING THE BIRTH OF YOUR CHILD?

ST-ELISABETH SITE (UCCLE)

The birth of every child born in Uccle must be registered by the father, the mother or both within 15 (calendar) days after birth.

Where? When?

  • Either at the Local Council:

Every week-day between the hours of 8.30am and 3pm.

Place Jean Vander Elstplein, 29 – 1180 Uccle (Brussels)

T: 02-348 67 05 - F: 02-348 66 64

  • Or at the Europe Hospitals, St-Elisabeth site:

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9.30am to 11.30am.

Civil Registration Office

T: 02-614 22 25 - F: 02-614 22 34

The required documents   

  • The information sheet provided by the hospital (issued by eBirth)
  • The parents' identification cards
  • The marriage certificate if the parents are married 
  • A copy of the document formally recognising the child pre-birth, if applicable
  • The document indicating the chosen name signed by both parents

The legal deadline for registering a birth: 15 days

Art. 55: The child's birth is recorded by the Registrar in the place of birth within fifteen days after delivery. When the last day of this time limit falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a bank holiday, the deadline is extended to the following working day.

Please note the following:

If the child's parents are not married and did not formally recognise the child before birth, registration of the birth must be done, as previously stated, at the Local Council of Uccle, open every week-day between the hours of 8.30am and 3pm. Pursuant to the new law of 1 April 2018, registration of the formal recognition of the child must be preceded by registration of the birth. In order to officially record this formal recognition, different documents are required (birth certificates of the registrants, civil status and nationality certificates if registrants are not on the national register).

For more information you may contact:

  • The local council officer on duty on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays  (02-614 22 25)
  • Or the Civil Registry of the Local Council (T: 02-348 67 05 - F: 02-348 66 64)
     

ST-MICHEL SITE (ETTERBEEK)

As (a) young parent(s), you must register the birth of your child at the Civil Registry of the city where your child was born.

The legal deadline for registering a birth: 15 days

Art. 55: The child's birth is recorded by the Registrar in the place of birth within fifteen days after delivery. When the last day of this time limit falls on a Saturday, Sunday or a bank holiday, the deadline is extended to the following working day.

To register the birth of your child, you are required to provide the following documents:

  • The information sheet provided by the hospital (issued by eBirth)
  • The identity cards of the mother and father
  • For married couples: the marriage certificate
  • For non-married couples: a copy of the formal recognition of the child pre-birth in cases where it was drawn up in a city other than the place of birth. If no formal pre-birth recognition exists, both parents must be present in the case where the father wishes to recognise the child.
  • The document registering the chosen name

When? Where?

  • Walk-in office hours for the city of Etterbeek at the St-Michel site: 
    Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9.30am to 12.30pm, on the ground floor (02-614 36 65).

YOU HAVE UNFORTUNATELY SUFFERED THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE

We do our best to guide you with the aid of our brochure available in French (click here) or in Dutch (click here).

If, however, the information provided for you is inadequate, please do not hesitate to contact the Hospital's Civil Registry.

At the St-Elisabeth site, dedicated staff is on duty:

  • From Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
  • Phone: 02-614 22 36

At the St-Michel site, dedicated staff is on duty:

  • From Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm
  • T. 02-614 32 32/30