Embassy of Belgium in the United Arab Emirates

The Belgium Embassy in the United Arab Emirates

Welcome to our website


The Embassy of Belgium will be closed on:

  • Wednesday December 1st: UAE National Day
  • Thursday December 2nd: UAE National Day
  • Sunday December 26th : Christmas
  • Monday December 27th : Christmas

The Belgian Embassy in Abu Dhabi receives visitors only by appointment on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. They can only be requested  online by this link:

!!! 1 appointment per service and per person
ex. a family of 3 that wants to apply for 3 passports need to book 3 seperate appointments
ex. a belgian citizen that wants to activate an ID card and apply for a new passeport has to book 2 seperate appointments

Registration - ONLY ONLINE via website ! (except registration newborn per appointment)

The consulate--general offers the possibility to register you directly online in the consular population register via the belgian id card per below link:

link online registration

The Embassy requests its visitors to use the public parking  (around the Sofitel hotel or next to the Sheraton hotel accessible via the underpass). Valet parking at Sofitel hotel is possible at your own cost.


Travel to Belgium - COVID measures - Update 10/10/2021


As of October 8th, 2021, the Belgian Embassy will accept visa application requests regardless the essential nature of the trip.  As the Council of the EU added the United Arab Emirates to the list of third countries for which restrictions on non-essential travel should be phased out (white list). 

Travelers with a primary residence in a country on the white list no longer need to prove the essential nature of their trip or have a vaccination certificate to travel to Belgium.

In addition, Belgium assigns a color code (green, orange or red) to the countries on the white list:

• UAE has a green color code 

For further information, please visit the following website (https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/).

Please note that travelers will still have to fill in the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) and indicate where he/she stayed during the 14 days prior to the trip to Belgium.


EU Digital COVID Certificate

Register vaccination abroad in Vaccinnet in Belgium

For below persons that have been vaccinated in the UAE, the vaccination can be registered in Vaccinnet at express request of this person:

  • a Belgian national, or
  • a person with primary residence in Belgium, or
  • is a partner or child living together with a Belgian or a person with primary residence in Belgium, or
  • studies or works in Belgium

The registration is performed by the attending physician based in Belgium (usually a general practitioner) on the basis of the available data. Belgians abroad can ask their doctor in Belgium to complete their medical file. The vaccinated person must provide their national identification number and reliable proof that gives the necessary information. The vaccine administered must either be a vaccine authorized by the European Medicines Agency  (at the moment: Comirnaty (Pfizer), Janssen, Spikevax (Moderna) and Vaxzevria (AsraZeneca)) or Covishield, the variant produced in India of Vaxzevria.

BE COVID Certificate

An EU Digital COVID Certificate can be issued to:

1. any person vaccinated outside Belgium AND

2. about whom vaccination data are available in Vaccinnet AND

3. who, based on the vaccination data available in Vaccinnet, can be considered as fully vaccinated according to a vaccination schedule recognized in Belgium.


Visa applications can be submitted at  our outsourcing partner”VFS Global” in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

This means that every visa applicant will have to make an appointment through  the website (www.vfsglobal.com/Belgium/UAE) and lodge their files at:


           Level B2 (Lower Ground), The Mall, World Trade Centre,
           Khalifa Bin Zayed The 1st Street (Airport Road)
           Abu Dhabi, UAE
           Tel. 971-4-2055716

Wafi Mall, Level 2
Falcon Phase 2
Umm Hurair 2
Tel. 971-4-2055716

In accordance with the Visa Code, every visa applicant reserves the right to submit his or her visa application directly at the Belgian Embassy or Consulate competent for his/her place of residence. In order to do so, the applicant is required to schedule an appointment by email.

Processing time of a visa application for studies

It is recommended that the student applies for a visa as soon as possible and ideally before Friday 30 July 2021.

According to Article 34 of Directive 2016/801, the decision must be taken at the latest within 90 days from the date of submission of the complete request. Although this deadline is not yet written into the Act of 15 December 1980, the Aliens Office is doing its utmost to make its decision within the deadline set out in the Directive. As the deadline for enrolment in all higher education institutions is 31 October, a complete visa application should therefore be submitted ideally before 30 July 2021.
Given the large volume of visa applications to be processed in a short period of time, the Immigration Office cannot guarantee that a decision will be made on a date that will allow the student applicant who has submitted his or her visa application after 30 July 2021, to travel to Belgium and enrol in a higher education institution before the weekend of 30 & 31 October 2021


Dear compatriots,

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:

Riyadh Embassy
Diplomatic quarter Main Road 2 Lot n ° A2
11693 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

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. Here you will find all the necessary information about obtaining a Belgian passport.

Important message with regards to the payment of the consular fees


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

  • at the counter by credit of debit card
  • by cash deposit 
  • by transfer
Bank Information:
Account Name:
Account Number:
Account Currency:
Main Branch
UAE, Abu Dhabi, One NBAD Tower, Sheikh Khalifa Street
Embassy of The Kingdom Of Belgium




25 Oct

Meryame Kitir, Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, will visit Burkina Faso from 24 to 26 October and Senegal from 27 to 30 October. The working visit will mainly focus on international climate action. Minister Kitir will meet with key figures from both countries - national authorities, NGOs and humanitarian organisations – that Kitir wants to support through constructive partnerships.

21 Oct

This 21 October, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophiè Wilmes welcomed several dozens of young representatives from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg to the Benelux Youth Forum 2021 during a reception at the Egmont Palace.

13 Oct

On Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 October, Belgium participated alongside nine other Member States and the European Commission in a hearing at the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to support the European Parliament and the Council of the EU in their defense of the rule of law conditionality mechanism. This mechanism is being challenged before the CJEU by Poland and Hungary.

10 Oct

On the occasion of the 19th European and World Day against the Death Penalty, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès reaffirms Belgium’s commitment to the universal abolition of the death penalty.

08 Oct

Today, Friday 8 October, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for European Affairs Sophie Wilmès kicked off the Belgian section of the Conference on the Future of Europe (COFEU) - a series of Belgian events that will take place throughout the autumn - at an opening event in the presence of EU Commissioner Didier Reynders.