Embassy of Belgium in the United Arab Emirates

Belgium in the United Arab Emirates

Welcome to our website

  

The Belgian Embassy will be closed on following days in December:

- Sunday December 1st and Monday December 2nd: National Holiday U.A.E. 
- Tuesday December 24th : after 1 pm
- Wednesday December 25th and Thursday December 26th: Christmas
- Tuesday December 31st: after 1 pm

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 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: :

 

           !!! JOINT VISA APPLICATION CENTER OF VFS IN ABU DHABI HAS MOVED

           Level B2 (Lower Ground), The Mall, World Trade Centre,
           Khalifa Bin Zayed The 1st Street (Airport Road)
           Abu Dhabi, UAE
           Tel. 971-4-2055716
           mail: info.belgiumuae@vfshelpline.com 
           website: https://www.vfsglobal.com/belgium/UAE

 

JOINT VISA APPLICATION CENTER OF VFS IN DUBAI
Wafi Mall, Level 2
Falcon Phase 2
Umm Hurair 2
Dubai 
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.

 
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR BELGIAN CITIZENS LIVING IN THE SULTANATE OF OMAN

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

Riyadh@diplobel.fed.be
https://saudiarabia.diplomatie.belgium.be/en

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.

https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/services/services_abroad/belgian_passpo...

 
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.

 

News

21 Nov

In 1989, the international community made a historic commitment to all children by adopting the International Convention on the Rights of the Child. Today, the Convention on the Rights of the Child celebrates its 30th anniversary.

19 Nov

After two days of political summits and economic contacts in Beijing, the Belgian economic mission has just arrived in Shanghai, the economic and financial heart of China. In addition to research and innovation, e-commerce, bio-tech and the luxury goods sector are also high on the agenda. All this will result in about thirty commercial agreements between Belgian and Chinese partners, which will hopefully give a positive boost to our bilateral trade relations in the future.

17 Nov

On the eve of the Belgian Economic Mission in China, the large Belgian delegation is preparing for a well stocked program in the Chinese capital. In addition to the various official meetings with top Chinese politicians and the Asian Infrastructure and Development Bank (AIIB), numerous business contacts are also taking place in a wide range of sectors. These result in over forty official and commercial agreements between Belgian and Chinese partners.

16 Nov

The embassy of Belgium in Panama City has officially contacted the authorities of Nicaragua to enquire into the arrest, in the suburbs of Managua, of Amaya Coppens on November 15. Our embassy will endeavour to help her through privileged diplomatic channels on the ground.

16 Nov

From 17 to 22 November, Princess Astrid, representing the King, will lead a Belgian economic mission to China. With 632 participants, it will be the largest economic mission ever. The wide range of registered companies and the extensive programme reflect the great interest of our companies, universities and research centres in the opportunities that China has to offer. In addition to the promotion of exports and investments, intercultural and political relations between our two countries will also be central to the princely mission.