New Zealand Embassy & Mission to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium

Legal Documents Issued by the Embassy

Please ring the New Zealand Embassy in Brussels to arrange an appointment to apply for one or more of the following documents, +32 2 512 10 40, 9am-1pm, 2-5.30pm

1. Certificate of Consent to Marry

Certificat de coûtume

States that a New Zealand citizen who is older than 18 years is free to marry without the consent of any other person. The certificate is issued in English, French or Dutch, depending on the town hall where the marriage will take place.

  • Documents required: original New Zealand passport, Belgian residence permit, any previous marriage/divorce/death certificates (where applicable), and a copy of your fiancé/fiancée's passport or ID card.
  • Delay: One week
  • Cost: €40

2. Nationality Certificate

States name, date and place of birth, passport details. Document issued in English, French or Dutch

  • Documents required: Your original NZ passport
  • Delay: One week
  • Cost: €40

3. Declaration of Individual (or Family) Civil Status

Fiche individuelle (ou familiale) d'état civil

 States your name, citizenship and marital status. This declaration takes the form of a statutory declaration. You will need to come to the Embassy for this Declaration to be issued.

  • Documents required: your NZ birth certificate, your NZ passport, and original copies of marriage/divorce/death certificates (where applicable)
  • Delay: One week
  • Cost: €40

4. Declaration of NZ Register of Citizens

Attestation d'obligations pour la Nouvelle-Zelande

States that New Zealand does not have a register of citizens nor ID cards. The Certificate is issued in English, French or Dutch.

  • Delay: One week
  • Cost: nil

5. Certified True Copy of New Zealand Document

Certification de documents

Confirms the authenticity of original New Zealand documents.

  • Documents required: Original of the document to be certified, and your NZ passport
  • Delay: One week
  • Cost: €20 (additional copies will cost €10)

6. Verification of New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs-witnessed Documents

Légalisation de signatures officielles du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères néo-zélandais

Confirms the authenticity of New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade signatures on certified New Zealand documents.

  • Documents required: The document to be verified and your NZ passport
  • Delay: One week
  • Cost: €60

7. Verification of local MFA signature/seal on foreign documents for use in New Zealand

Légalisation de signatures officielles du Ministère des Affaires Etrangères (Belgique)

  • Documents required: The document to be verified and your NZ passport
  • Delay: one week
  • Cost: €40

8. Witnessing a signature

  • Documents required: The document you need to sign (please bring this along unsigned), and your NZ passport
  • Delay: none
  • Cost: €40

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