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.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders made a list of several Belgian diplomatic and consular missions abroad, mainly in Europe, intended for closure and reorganisation. This was announced to the relevant authorities.Read more
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is, like EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, pleased with the decision of the United States and Cuba to reestablish diplomatic relations. This could be the start of further improvement in the relations between the two countries.Read more
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns in the strongest terms the criminal attacks in Peshawar, Pakistan, whereby at least 140 people, most of them children, were murdered. These are acts of utmost cruelty that touch the core of a society and negate the most basic human rights.Read more
Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden & UK establish a new international organisation on the issue of missing persons
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased to announce that Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom signed, on 15 December, a Framework Agreement that grants a new legal status to the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), rendering it a treaty-based international Organisation, seated in The Hague. It addresses the issue of missing persons, as a result of armed conflict, human rights abuses, disasters, organised crime and other causes.Read more
In 2003, the UN imposed sanctions on Ivory Coast, forbidding the country to trade diamonds. Now that political calm has returned, Belgium’s FPS Foreign Affairs and the Antwerp World Diamond Centre are helping the Ivorian government set up a monitoring system so that they will be able to adhere to the strict conditions of the Kimberley Process, and resume their diamond trade.Read more