Who has to get a foreigner tourist to fill out an individual police form?

Verified 21 March 2022 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Any person who gives for rent (whether professionally or not(b) tourist accommodation to a customer of foreign nationality must have him fill in a individual police record.

This can be one of the following tourist accommodation:

  • Hotel
  • Holiday village or family home
  • Residence or Residential Tourist Village
  • Furnished tourist goods
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Camping or caravan grounds (or other developed grounds)

The foreigner customer must complete and sign the police card upon arrival.

The fiche shall contain in particular the following information:

  • Surname and forenames
  • Date and place of birth
  • Nationality
  • Usual home
  • Mobile phone number and email address (email address)
  • Date of arrival at the tourist accommodation and expected date of departure


information about a child under 15 years of age may be included on the card of an accompanying adult.

The landlord must keep the police record for 6 months.

It must hand it over, at their request, to the police and gendarmerie services (automatic transmission is no longer mandatory since 2015).

A clause of the rental contract may allow the renter to fill in the individual policy form with the information obtained during the reservation so that the customer only has to sign the form upon arrival.

Please note

if the foreigner client refuses to complete or sign the individual police record, the landlord is entitled to refuse to make the tourist accommodation available to him.