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.
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
JOINT VISA APPLICATION CENTER OF VFS IN DUBAI
Wafi Mall, Level 2
Falcon Phase 2
Umm Hurair 2
Submission time: from 09:00 am to 15:00 pm
Passport retrieval time: from 15:00 pm to 17:00 pm
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR BELGIAN CITIZENS LIVING IN THE SULTANATE OF OMAN
Up to the present the political competences with regard to the Sultanate of Oman have been exercised by our Embassy in Riyadh, whereas the consular competences have been exercised by the Embassy of Belgium in Abu Dhabi and this in order to provide a more efficient service due to the proximity of our Embassy. Referring to the Vienna Convention, the Omani authorities opposed to this split of competences. Belgium was therefore obliged to transfer the consular authority again to the Embassy in Riyadh. This was done by Royal Decree of 27 February 2019.
Consequently this means that you are registered again at the Embassy in Riyadh. For all consular services such as the application for passports, identity cards and certificates you should contact:
Diplomatic quarter Main Road 2 Lot n ° A2
P.O. Box 94396 - Diplomatic Quarter
T: +966 11 488 28 88
F: +966 11 488 20 33
Emergency number outside opening hours: +966 505 693 459
It is however still possible to apply for passport at the Embassy of Abu Dhabi or any other consular post or even at a Belgian municipality. On the link below you will find all the necessary information about obtaining a Belgian passport.
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 FAB (First Abu Dhabi Bank)
Bank Information: FAB (First Abu Dhabi Bank) UAE
Account Name: EMBASSY OF THE KINGDOM OF BELGIUM
Account Number: 1411003539790034
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.