Family reunification: Where to start?

Caritas International Belgium Family reunification: Where to start?

Isabel Corthier

Isabel Corthier


The family reunification process is pretty complex and varies considerably from one situation to another. Here you will find the different ways to begin this process, as well as useful resources to help you.

Individual follow-up

We receive many requests for individual assistance in the context of the family reunification procedure. Therefore, we are working with a waiting list that is unfortunately filling up very fast. When the waiting list is full, it is closed until all the people on the list have had an interview.

Group information sessions

If there are no more places on the waiting list for individual follow-up, you can register for a group information session.

During this session, which lasts about 2 hours, we explain the procedure and the points you should pay particular attention to. These group sessions are an alternative to individual follow-up. We hope that we will be able to give you enough information to start the family reunification procedure yourself. If you are still interested in individual follow-up, please contact us. We will then inform you when we open a new waiting list and you can put your name on it.

Please note: these group information sessions are currently held in French only

How to contact us?

You can contact us by telephone, by e-mail or complete the form below.


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Caritas International Belgium Family reunification: Where to start?

Useful links

Looking for more information? These sites can help!

  • General information about family reunification is available on the Immigration Office and Myria websites.
  • You can get updates about the status of your application on this site.
  • You can find information about Belgian embassies and consulates abroad at this site.

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