Embassy of Belgium in the United Kingdom

Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Belgium in the United Kingdom


In a referendum on 23rd June 2016, a majority voted for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. On the 29th of March 2017, the British Government formally notified the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the Union. The United Kingdom and the European Union will now start the negotiations on an agreement setting out the arrangement for its withdrawal. The Embassy cannot predict how all this may in future affect the status of EU citizens already resident in the United Kingdom, as this largely depends on the outcome of the negotiations. Read more...


© Tom D'Haenens


Ambassador's Welcome

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 https://be.tlscontact.com/gb/LON/index.php

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 london@diplobel.fed.be.

Guy Trouveroy, 

Read an interview with the Ambassador 



24 Apr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is concerned about the situation in Venezuela. In recent weeks and particularly in the past few days, the tension in the country mounted considerably. The Minister encourages the government and the opposition to pursue a real and effective dialogue. A national consensus should allow for a solution for the serious humanitarian crisis that hits the population and for the political and economic difficulties the country is faced with.

24 Apr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Secretary for Foreign Trade Pieter De Crem welcome the direct flights that connect Brussels and Mumbai (India) since 30 March. The official inauguration flight is taking place today. Brussels Airlines now flies five times per week between Brussels and Mumbai. This new route is the only direct air connection between Belgium and India.

24 Apr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo this week brings a four-day working visit to Benin and Senegal. He will be accompanied by Goedele Liekens and Axelle Red, both active as Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations. The four-day visit fits in with the initiative 'She Decides', which focuses on the reinforcement of rights for girls and women, and in particular with regard to their sexual and reproductive health and rights.

21 Apr

The Federal Public Service (FPS) Foreign Affairs has officially transferred its library collections to the Royal Library of Belgium. Dirk Achten, Secretary-General of the FPS Foreign Affairs and Patrick Lefèvre, Director-General of the Royal Library completed the transfer agreement this morning. 

19 Apr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo announced plans to eliminate sleeping sickness by 2025 today in Geneva, where global health experts are meeting to discuss Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). If sleeping sickness is not addressed, over 50 million people are at risk of contracting the disease.