Embassy of Belgium in the United Kingdom

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

The Embassy is experiencing technical problems with its telephone system. Consequently, the consular departments cannot be reached by phone. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience and are doing our utmost to rectify the problem as soon as possible. Meanwhile, for urgent cases, the following direct line can be used: +44 (0) 20 74 70 37 99. Outside office hours and for emergency cases only, the number of the officer on duty is available: +44 (0) 771070 3639

Thank you for your understanding.

Communication from the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs: Rights of Belgian citizens in the context of Brexit

On the 15th of January, on the 12th of March and on the 29th of March 2019, the British Parliament rejected the withdrawal agreement that was negotiated with the EU. This rejection does not necessarily mean a hard Brexit (no deal scenario). Any scenario still remains a possibility.

Meanwhile, it has been decided to postpone the exit date to the 31th of October 2019 in case the withdrawal agreement is not accepted by British Parliament (no deal scenario). 

Given the current uncertainties surrounding Brexit and the impossibility to predict which scenario will apply, the information on this website is susceptible to evolve in light of political events. Nor can this information be considered as legal advice, that neither the Belgian Foreign Office nor the Belgian Embassy in London are in a position to provide.

We draw your attention to the fact that, in the case of a "no deal", any decision concerning the rights of Belgians to travel to, settle in or stay in the United Kingdom will be the sole responsibility of the British authorities.

 

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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

 

News

15 Apr

The undersigned members of the Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) express profound dismay at the decision of Brunei to fully implement its revised Penal Code. As part of the full implementation which became effective on April 3, 2019, provisions have been introduced prescribing a range of penalties including amputation of limbs, whipping and stoning to death for specific acts identified as offences in the Code. The acts that are punishable by means of these penalties include robbery, rape, adultery and engaging in same-sex sexual conduct.

05 Apr

Today, the Council of Ministers gave its green light for the new country programs for Senegal and Rwanda, two partner countries of the Belgian development cooperation. The new country programs focus strongly on entrepreneurship, the development of a local private sector and the promotion of the sexual and reproductive rights and the health of girls and women.

03 Apr

Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense, will travel to Washington today and tomorrow to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the signing of the North Atlantic Treaty. Minister Reynders will also take part in a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers dedicated to the challenges facing the Alliance today.

29 Mar

Besides the coordination of Belgium’s European policy, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs plays also a role in informing the public and raising its awareness regarding the European integration project. It is in that framework that Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Minister of Defence Didier Reynders launched in 2015 the initiative “Let’s talk together about Europe”. The 8th edition of this event took place today in the Egmont Palace in Brussels.