Embassy of Belgium in the United Kingdom

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

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

Our telephone lines are currently very busy. The recent announcements by the UK government regarding changes to COVID-19 travel regulations and the requirement for non-residents to have a passport for entry into the UK from 1 October has caused a surge in calls to the Embassy. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

Embassy
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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 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 and identity card. 

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 join the Embassy’s Facebook page or follow us on Twitter for the latest news from the Embassy of Belgium in London and feeds about events in the UK with a Belgian touch. 

If you have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us on london@diplobel.fed.be

 

News

02 Dec

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès has decided to grant 300,000 euros to the Implementation Support Unit (ISU) of the Ottawa Convention on anti-personnel mines.

25 Nov

25 November 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the international campaign '16 days of activism against gender-based violence'. This campaign runs from 25 November (International Day against Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day) and aims at eradicating violence against women and girls worldwide.

22 Nov

Minister for Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, Meryame Kitir, is going on a working visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from November 23 to 28. The visit focuses on women's rights, gender equality and gender-based violence. Meetings with Congolese women and local and international organizations working on these topics will be central to the visit.

18 Nov

Earlier this month, a fuel truck exploded in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. More than 100 people were killed and more than 100 injured, with many people suffering from severe burns. Following the accident, Sierra Leone submitted a request for assistance to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, including a specific request for medical equipment.

13 Nov
Since 1866, Belgium has been celebrating King's Day on 15 November in honour of its sovereigns beginning with King Leopold I, the first monarch of our kingdom. We decided we couldn’t just let the day pass and came up with the idea of creating a Belgian dessert with a British twist that people can make and enjoy to celebrate our National Day at home. Check out the embassy’s FB page to find out how the idea came about! For those of you who would like to have a go at preparing the delicious dessert, here is the recipe.