Embassy of Belgium in the United Arab Emirates

Belgium in the United Arab Emirates

Welcome to our website

  

The Embassy of Belgium will be closed on Thursday November 15, 2018 on the occasion of King's Day.
The Embassy of Belgium will be closed on Sunday November 18th,  2018 on the occasion of the birthday of Prophet Mohammed.

Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to the United Arab Emirates and would like to register with the Embassy in Abu Dhabi? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through the United Arab Emirates as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Then you’ve come to the right address.

This website will keep you up to date on consular matters that are specifically applicable to Belgians in the United Arab Emirates, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.  

Visa

The Belgian Embassy is pleased to announce the opening of a Belgian Visa Application Desk at the Joint Visa Application Center in Abu Dhabi as from December 13th, 2016.

! At present the VFS has also opened in Dubai

Applicants will have to book appointments through the website of the Visa Application Center (www.vfsglobal.com/Belgium/UAE) and lodge their files at the following address:

JOINT VISA APPLICATION CENTER OF VFS IN ABU DHABI
Level 25, Shining Tower,
Mubarak Bin Mohammed Street,
Adjacent to Khalidiyah Mall,
Abu Dhabi –UAE
Tel. 971-4-2055716

JOINT VISA APPLICATION CENTER OF VFS IN DUBAI
Wafi Mall, Level 2
Falcon Phase 2
Umm Hurair 2
Dubai 
Tel. 971-4-2055716

Submission time: from 09:00 am to 15:00 pm
Passport retrieval time: from 15:00 pm to 17:00 pm
Please follow us on Facebook and our website for further updates.
 

Beware of scams!

A number of citizens informed us over the last few days that they had been the victims of attempted scams. They were contacted by con-men who tried to extort money from them over the phone by pretending to be working for our  Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In order to make their story more credible, they had managed to have our central telephone number in Brussels appear (02/501.81.11) on the telephone screen of their victims.

We call expressly everyone not to take any kind of action following such calls. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs never takes contact by phone alone to clear financial matters with the public, whatever the issue.

If you are the victim of a fraud, please inform us through our complaint form (https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/Contact/complaints) or refer it directly to the federal contact point (https://meldpunt.belgie.be/meldpunt/en/welcome).

 
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR BELGIAN CITIZENS LIVING IN THE SULTANATE OF OMAN

Dear compatriots,

Since July 1st, 2016 the Sultanate of Oman belongs to the jurisdiction of the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This means that all consular matters will be dealt with by the Belgian Embassy in Abu Dhabi. This new situation offers some advantages as there is a visa waiver for Belgian citizens travelling to the UAE.

However, 3 important points will have to be taken into account :

  • Your passport must have a validity of at least 6 months
  • The temporary passport is not recognized by the authorities of the UAE
  • The immediate delivery of a passport is not possible. The production will take about 10 days and you will bear the expenses of the delivery of the passport

Therefore we strongly recommend you to start the renewal procedures in time, at least 7 months before the expiry date of the passport. Your passport has a validity of 7 years (5 years for minors).

Belgian passports are biometrical which means they contain data such as photo, finger prints and signature, which require your personal appearance  (except for children under the age of 6).

There are however other possibilities to obtain a biometrical passport. You can find all related information in the attachment to his mail or by clicking on the link below.

link

The Embassy of Belgium in Abu Dhabi remains at your disposal to assist you in these matters.

Carmen Sureda
Consul of Belgium
in Abu Dhabi 

 
Important message with regards to the payment of the consular fees

AS FROM NOVEMBER 1ST 2015, THE BELGIAN EMBASSY WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY CASH PAYMENT.

Prior payment for visa and other consular fees will be required.

  • at the counter by credit of debit card
  • by cash deposit on the account of the Embassy at any branch of the National Bank of Abu Dhabi

Bank Information: National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) - First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB)
Account Name: EMBASSY OF THE KINGDOM OF BELGIUM 
Account Number: 6204106500 
Account Currency: AED

Your name, surname and telephone number will be required when making the payment. Please mention your name and not that of the person acting on your behalf.

Please find on this page the list of our services with corresponding fees. Always check if you are not subject to one of the payment exceptions.

Only payments of the full amount with clear indication of the information as above, will be accepted. In the event of announcement of modification of fees by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the difference will have to be adjusted or refunded.

PLEASE, ALWAYS BRING THE PROOF OF PAYMENT (+ one copy) WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR FILE OR REQUEST AT THE EMBASSY.

For following services the proof of payment can be sent by mail, together with the application:

  • ID-card for Belgian citizens
  • Certificates for Belgian citizens
  • Passports for Belgian citizens under the age of 6
    ATTENTION: Only Belgians which are registered at the Embassy can apply for a passport.

 

News

14 Nov

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo are preoccupied by the on-going fighting in Yemen, particularly in the port of Hodeïda. The city is indeed of strategic importance because it is the entry point for more than three quarters of imports and international humanitarian aid into the country. Yemen undergoes an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, currently the worst in the world.

12 Nov

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders opens today the annual plenary session of the Kimberley Process at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. The Kimberley Process is the global platform in the fight against the trade in conflict diamonds.

09 Nov

Since the end of September, our fellow countryman Michel Arrion is the new head of the International Cacao Organization (ICCO) located in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Belgium is a world leader when it comes to chocolate, with more than 400 companies and a yearly production of 650.000 tons.

09 Nov

On November 7th, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo had a long exchange with Dr. Riyad al-Malki, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Palestinian Authority. The meeting allowed the ministers to address a whole series of bilateral questions, including development cooperation. Also the Middle East Peace Process and the Belgian priorities at the United Nations Security Council were discussed.

02 Nov

Today is the International Day to end impunity for crimes against journalists. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders reiterates the importance of freedom of expression and media freedom to promote and protect human rights. Allowing journalists to work freely and independently, is a fundamental cornerstone for a well-functioning and open democracy. Apart from informing the public, they also have a supervisory role to hold those in power accountable and address wrongdoings.