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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria takes place in Kuwait. This conference brings together international donors to discuss the continuing humanitarian crisis in Syria. In this context, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo agreed in principle to donate 20 million euros in assistance to the Syrian population in Syria, the Syrians who fled to neighboring countries and to humanitarian aid in Iraq.Read more
On the occasion of the Belgian economic mission in the United Arab Emirates, involving more than 400 businesspeople and presided by HRH Princess Astrid, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders held a series of political consultations and visits, mainly related to the regional situation. Belgium and the United Arab Emirates are both engaged in the international coalition against the terrorist group ISIL.Read more
The Souss-Massa-Drâa region in southern Morocco faces many challenges. In addition to the threat of the advancing Sahara, the traditional Berber communities are also persistently poor. The Trade for Development Centre has been very active in the region for several years, with on the one hand financial assistance to the local NGO Ibn Al Baytar, and on the other hand marketing support in projects of the Belgian development agency.Read more
Belgium, currently Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, actively participated in the negotiations leading to the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs. Today, on the occasion of the opening for signature in Santiago de Compostella in Spain, our country is one of the first signatories of the Convention. The Convention shall enter into force three months after the date on which five signatories, including at least three member states of the Council of Europe, ratified the Convention.Read more
On the occasion of the Belgian economic mission in Qatar, involving more than 400 businesspeople and presided over by HRH Princess Astrid, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders held a series of political consultations and visits, mainly on the situation in Syria and Iraq. Belgium and Qatar are both engaged in the international coalition against the terrorist group ISIL.Read more