Following the German invasion and cease-fire in Belgium in May 1940, several Belgian Squadrons were stationed in France where they fought alongside the French. When France capitulated a month later, the Belgian military were instructed to return to occupied Belgium. However, several pilots refused to obey orders and escaped to the UK. Between the British Government and the Belgian Embassy in London it was agreed that all flying personnel would be integrated into the RAF. Consequently, 30 Belgian pilots participated in the Battle of Britain in September 1940 of whom 8 were killed.
Due to the current circumstances surrounding Brexit and the lack of solid information, the Embassy is not in a position to make any recommendations when it comes to procedures to follow in order to obtain the right to stay. Even though the Home Office has not communicated all the details regarding the stay of citizens from EU member states, it would from now on be prudent to keep any documents proving residency in the United Kingdom. Those documents could then be presented to the Home Office if requested.
The Embassy of Belgium in the UK has the honour to invite you to the first information session on EU citizens’ rights in the context of Brexit. It will take place on 21 June from 6:30pm until approximately 8pm at the Ambassador’s residence.
The Embassy of Belgium in London is looking for a customer friendly full-time employee to join its consular team and deal primarily with matters related to visa applications. The initial contract will run for 1 year as from mid-June and may be extended.
Kristien Carbonez is head of the London representative office of the law firm Liedekerke. Her specific areas of expertise are national and transnational intellectual property law and European Community law and regulatory issues. She is also responsible for the international relations of the firm in general and manages the firm’s international Country Desks. Kristien is a member of the Brussels and New York Bars and is a registered European lawyer with the English Law Society. She holds LL.M. degrees from the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and Georgetown University, Washington D.C.
The Met Office has issued an amber severe weather warning for Northern Ireland as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the UK. It warns of potential for injuries and danger to life and predicted gusts of up to 80mph this afternoon and evening.
In July, Ambassador Rudolf Huygelen took up his post at the Embassy of Belgium in the UK after 3 years at Belgium’s Foreign Ministry in Brussels. He has been active in the Belgian diplomatic service since 1989. On 12th October, he presented his Letter of Credentials to H.M. Queen Elizabeth.
All flights, provided by Monarch Group, were canceled on 02/10/2017 with immediate effect. The Civil Aviation Authority was asked by the British government to coordinate return flights for Monarch passengers who are currently outside the UK and who are due to return with Monarch in the coming fortnight. This arrangement applies to both British and other nationals.