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The family name according to Belgian law

This info for other countries

Marriage has no influence on the name of a person .

When a child is born and the mother is married, the child will get the family name of the husband .


The name of a person can be found on his identity card.

When Belgian nationals want to travel outside the European Union, they can obtain a passport, which will be valid for a limited number of years (1 or 2 years or more)

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