Belgium: E and E + Cards Changed to EU and EU + Cards

Last Updated on February 23, 2023


Key Points

  • E cards that were issued before May 10, 2021 are being replaced with an EU card.  
  • The title and the layout of the cards have been changed.


As Belgium looks to modernize their residence permits they have changed the E and E+ cards to EU and EU+ cards with new regulations.  

Biometric processing is now required for the EU and EU+ cards. 

Looking Ahead

The new changes are part of the effort to reduce fraud and abuse of the residence permits in Belgium.  


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