Biometrics – “Flying Consul” Missions
|Following the measures taken by the authorities as part of the management of the COVID-19 epidemic, all “Flying Consul” missions have been suspended. However, a resumption is scheduled for fall 2021. Once determined, the new mission dates will be communicated on this website.|
Both the passport and the Belgian identity card now contain biometric data: in addition to the data concerning your identity and your nationality, your signature, your photo and your fingerprints are registered.
In normal circumstances, several biometric data collection missions (“Flying Consul”) are organized each year. During these trips, the Consul travels to a large metropolitan area in Canada with the necessary equipment, so that you can register your biometrics closer to home. As part of a passport application, you can also pre-register your data: this pre-registration then remains valid for 1 year.
The resumption of these missions, temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is scheduled for fall 2021. Once determined, the new schedule will be announced on this website. In addition, Belgians living in the cities and regions concerned will be notified by e-mail.
We understand the difficulties that the suspension of these missions can cause and thank you for your patience and for your understanding.
Please note: in order to be included in the list of appointments for these missions, you must first be registered in the consular registers of the Consulate General in Montreal.