What should be done in the case of refusal of Belgian citizenship?
In the face of a refusal to award Belgian citizenship, it is possible to lodge an appeal. The deadlines for lodging an appeal are very short (15 days).
An appeal is however not always the best option. Depending on the file submitted and the grounds for refusal invoked by the royal prosecutor, it sometimes makes more pragmatic sense to lodge a new nationality claim rather than an appeal.
It is therefore useful to consult a specialist lawyer, who can guide you in this appeal and/or new request decision, and, if necessary, assist and represent you in carrying it out.
Contact Céline Verbrouck or Catherine de Bouyalski, lawyers specialising in immigration law and international private family law, certified by the Brussels Bar.