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What should a foreigner do in the event of a change of marital status?

Verified 27 September 2021 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

In case of a change of marital status (marriage, divorce, change of name or surname), you can request a duplicate of your residence card. You can add or remove your spouse's name, or have your first and last name(s) changed.

This is not mandatory.

How do I go about it?

You must apply for a duplicate online.

Apply online for a residence permit, a change of situation, a travel document, an application for naturalization.

You will need to provide the following documents:

  • Residence permit
  • Passport (pages on civil status, validity dates and entry stamps)
  • Birth certificate (full copy or extract with parentage)
  • If you are married: marriage certificate
  • If you have divorced: Divorce judgment
  • If you have changed your name or forename(s): document proving the change
  • Proof of domicile less than 3 months old
  • 3 photos
  • Proof of payment of the fee and/or stamp duty (requested when the card is handed over)
Does it pay to do so?
  • If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss Confederation national or a member of his family, the card is free of charge.
  • If you're in another situation, you have to pay €25 by tax stamps.