Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Belgium in the United Kingdom
© Tom D'Haenens
My latest diplomatic journey has taken my wife and I from Moscow to London. Serving in the United Kingdom is a great privilege. I am committed to further developing the good relations between the UK and Belgium and promoting common interests to the benefit of both our countries. I therefore look forward to our partnership and collaboration.
I hope that you enjoy our website - a portal into Belgium's presence in the UK.
Are you a Belgian citizen living in the United Kingdom or thinking of moving to the UK? Please register with the Embassy in London. Our consular services provide information about how to register, apply for identity cards and passports. Please note that since October 2011, Belgians residing in the UK have to book an appointment and come in person to the Embassy in London to apply for a new passport.
You are interested in travelling to Belgium or would like to study, work or do business there, please check the ‘Travel to Belgium’ section. If you need a visa, an easy and quick application is available via the ‘Visa Application Centre’. Details can be found on www.vfs-be-uk.com.
Finally, do not forget to visit our News and Events sections and join the Embassy’s Facebook page for the latest news from the Embassy of Belgium in London and feeds about events in the UK with a Belgian touch. You can also subscribe to our newsletter.
If you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us on email@example.com.
Guy Trouveroy, Ambassador
The EU has several tools at its disposal for the implementation of its Foreign Policy (known as the Common Foreign and Security Policy or PESC). The Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) is one of these tools. Since 2003 the EU conducts in the CSDP-framework, several civilian crisis management missions in various unstable crisis area’s worldwide. At present, 11 (1) civilian EU-missions are ongoing in which approximately 50 Belgian experts are deployed.Read more
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders congratulates Ukraine on the 23rd anniversary of its independence. The minister considers a free, democratic and independent Ukraine essential for the stability of the Euro-Atlantic area. Belgium supports the efforts of the international community, and particularly those of the European Union. Minister Reynders hopes that the meeting in Minsk this week will be a first step towards constructive dialogue that will put an end to the uncontrollable escalation of violence and the suffering of the population.Read more
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is still deeply worried about the situation in northern Iraq. Indeed, the fate of the civilian population concerns us all. A greater involvement of the international community is therefore essential, both from a humanitarian and a security point of view. The Minister therefore supports all initiatives to protect civilians, especially from the UN Security Council or the UN Human Rights Council.Read more
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders has taken note of the decision made by the Russian government to ban the import of some foods from the EU, the US, Canada, Norway and Australia. At the moment the complete and detailed list of the targeted foods is not yet known. gedetailleerde lijst van de geviseerde voedingsproducten nog niet bekend. De precieze economische impact kan nog niet met zekerheid worden bepaald. De FOD Buitenlandse Zaken, de FOD Economie en de bevoegde gewestelijke instanties bestuderen dit.Read more
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders, just as EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, calls on all parties to respect the humanitarian cease-fire of 72 hours. The truce is in force since this morning.Read more