1. If your passport is lost or stolen you must immediately report this to your nearest police station and make a report.
A list of police stations for Belgium is available online (enter your postcode in the search box). Most police officers in Belgium will have a decent level of English, so you should be able to communicate in English.
Minimum requirements to apply for an Emergency Travel Document:
You may need to arrange a new flight and new accommodation to allow you time to obtain a travel document.
The issuing of replacement travel documentation is subject to fraud and security checks, aimed at maintaining the overall integrity of the passport service.
3. If you are in an emergency situation requiring urgent travel (such as the death or serious illness of a family member)
Contact the Embassy, by phoning the Duty Officer on +32 499 585 328 (outside normal working hours only). You will be asked to leave a message on the answering machine. The answering machine is monitored regularly and the Duty Officer at the Embassy will contact you as soon as possible. This is the only continuously monitored way to contact the Embassy outside of office hours.
When you leave a message, clearly state your name, contact telephone number, the nature of the emergency, and where you are now.
Replace your passport online
Irish citizens aged 18 and over resident in Belgium, whose Irish passport is lost/stolen/damaged, can apply online for a new Passport and/or a Passport Card.
Applying online saves time, costs less and does not require witnessing. For further information or to apply online visit the Passport Online website.
If you are resident in Belgium and your passport has been lost/stolen/damaged and you do not qualify for an online replacement, you must follow the following steps:
1. Immediately report the loss or theft to your nearest police station and make a report.
A list of police stations for Belgium is available. Most police officers in Belgium will have a decent level of English, so you should be able to communicate in English.
2. Apply to the Embassy of Ireland, Brussels for a full new passport. For general advice, please see our step-by-step guide on how to apply for a passport.
All applicants must include:
With a view to preventing identity theft and the circulation of falsified passports, there are additional safeguards for the passport application procedure for those adults seeking to replace a lost or stolen passport. If your passport has been lost or stolen, you must also supply the following documents: