Biometrics - ‘Flying Consul’ Missions

Information about your biometric data during a ‘Flying Consul’ mission.

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In order to be included in the list of appointments for these missions, you must first be registered in the population registry of the Consulate General in Montreal. 

Upcoming ‘Flying Consul’ Missions

Toronto Fall 2024 
Vancouver  2025 
Calgary or Edmonton (tbc)   2025 

Both Belgian passport and 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. 

Each year, the Consulate General in Montreal organizes several biometric data collection missions (‘Flying Consul’). For these missions, the Consul travels to a large metropolitan area in Canada with mobile equipment, so that you can register your biometrics closer to home.

During these missions, the following services are offered:

  • Register your biometrics for a new passport/to renew your passport
  • Register your biometrics for a new eID/to renew your eID
  • Pre-register your biometric data to obtain a new passport at a later stage. This pre-registration then remains valid for 1 year. More info on this page
  • Activate your Belgian eID. Activating your card will allow you to have access to Belgian government services online. 

The dates of the next missions are announced above. Ahead of these missions, Belgians living in the cities and regions concerned are notified by e-mail. 

Force majeure: Please be aware that there is always a risk that these missions may be suspended or postponed if the conditions so require (epidemic, storm, wildfire...). 

Register for an appointment during a ‘Flying Consul’ mission

This information is only available in French and in Dutch.