Certificate of life

Information on the certificate of life.

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Beneficiaries of Belgian pensions regularly get sent a pre-printed “certificate of life” form from their pension service. You must fill in the form with your personal data and sign it. Then a competent authority will need to add necessary remarks to certify that you are alive.

Please note, non-Belgians must contact the national authority of their country of residence:

  • In Finland “Digital and Population Data Services Agency”.
  • In Estonia an Estonian notary. 

Retired Belgians living in Finland or Estonia can contact our embassy to obtain the necessary remarks on their “certificate of life”. 

Please provide us with the following documents:

  • The form “certificate of life”, which you have received, filled in with your data and signed.
  • Your Belgian proof of identity (valid passport or identity card)
  • If you are registered in the consular register of the embassy and your data has changed (address, civil status) please contact the embassy to update your administrative file.

In principle, a visit in person is necessary. However, if for practical reasons (illness, advanced age, long distance etc.) you are unable to come to the embassy, please contact us to find a solution.

This service is free of charge.