Embassy of Belgium in the United Kingdom
Home Address and opening hours

Address and opening hours


17, Grosvenor Crescent 
London SW1X 7EE  
+44 20 7470 3700 

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.

For any questions regarding the Passenger Locator Form, the COVID-19 test and the quarantine obligation in Belgium, travelers should check the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/ and/or contact the FPS Public Health



1 Population Department

E-mail: londonpassports@diplobel.fed.be

To contact the Population department Monday to Friday between 9 am-1 pm and 2 pm-5 pm , please call one of the following numbers:

004473 4151 4007;   004473 4151 7338;   004474 0789 6268;   004474 2302 1394

Belgian passports:
By appointment only

Belgian ID card: (and Kids ID)
By appointment only

Registration (also of a newborn)
By post only.

Update civil status:
By post only.

Consular attestations:
By post only.

Legalisation and life certificates
By appointment only

2 Nationality & Notary

By appointment only 

To assess whether the Consulate General can assist you to execute an act, you must always contact the competent service in advance at this e-mail address: london.nat@diplobel.fed.be. The service will then provide you with all the relevant information relating to your specific situation.

3 Visa Section

Access strictly by appointment only


Although the Embassy is open for business (strictly on appointment only) and the Consular Section is serving the public, one should understand that, with limited numbers of staff present on-site and important volumes of incoming applications, delays should be expected. We are doing the best we can to serve everyone as soon as possible, while also caring for the health and safety of our team members and visitors. Unfortunately the Embassy only disposes of an extremely small waiting room. As a result the few available appointment slots in the visa section of the Embassy are restricted to humanitarian cases.

We can only strongly advice to make use of our brand new state of the art and comfortable (with a VIP section) Visa Application Center in London.
For private journeys of diplomats and their families (family visit, tourism) the handling fee is due even when travelling on a diplomatic passport.
Official journeys have to be confirmed with the traditional Verbal Note.

General Public:

  1. For more specific information about visa, visit THE EMBASSY WEBSITE or the website of OUR EXTERNAL SERVICE PROVIDER
  2. For all visa enquiries (application process, processing times, appointments, documentation, ...) please contact TLScontact: Either by phone +44 (0) 2030400462 or via their contact form.
  3. The Embassy does not communicate information on visa applications over the phone.
  4. For all work related queries, please visit our Working in Belgium page.
  5. Contact us by email: london.visa@diplobel.fed.be (if you have applied already, please supply: first name, family name, date of birth and passport number).
  6. For all Covid travel guidelines please refer to our home page


4 Brexit

E-mail: london.brexit@diplobel.fed.be

5 Press and Communication

9am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm 
TEL: 020 7470 3735 
FAX: 020 7470 3795 

NOT for information on passports, visas, nationality, ...


Public Holidays 2021

In 2021 the Embassy will be closed on the following public holidays:

2 April                   Friday                   Good Friday
5 April                   Monday                Easter Monday
3 May                   Monday                Early May bank holiday
31 May                 Monday                Spring bank holiday
30 August             Monday                Summer bank holiday
24 December        Friday                  Christmas Eve
27 December        Monday               Christmas day (substitute day)
28 December        Tuesday              Boxing day (substitute day)