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You can have Belgian nationality legally or voluntarily. You can also lose your Belgian nationality. This section will provide you with further information.
The Code of Belgian Nationality (WBN) contains the legal conditions relating to Belgian nationality and the Minister of Justice is the ‘guardian’ of Belgian nationality in general. The Nationality division of the Public Federal Service Justice monitors the appropriate application of the WBN.
In the following section, you will find information on the main rules and procedures concerning Belgians abroad, in particular concerning Belgians living in Canada:
Being granted Belgian nationality
Belgian nationality by descent
Regaining Belgian nationality and Possession of State