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With the summer approaching, we expect the number of visa applications to rise significantly, which can create longer waiting times for an appointment at VFS for the submission of your visa request. We suggest students and people with tickets for international events taking place in Belgium (e.g. Tomorrowland) to not wait too long and submit their visa request as soon as possible in order to avoid long waiting lines.
! On the occasion of Ascension, the Embassy will be closed on Thursday May 26th 2022.
!The Embassy will be closed for the public on Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 June, 2022.
The Embassy can be reached by phone :
- Monday and Friday from 08.00 to 12.00 am
- Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 08.00 to 3.30 pm
At the moment we are experiencing a high level of applications and are not able to answer your visa questions by phone. Please submit all your visa related questions via mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing days of the Embassy of Belgium
The Belgian Embassy in Abu Dhabi receives visitors only by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday 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-19 measures - Update 25/04/2022
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR TRAVELLING:
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:
!!! 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
JOINT VISA APPLICATION CENTER OF VFS IN DUBAI
Wafi Mall, Level 2
Falcon Phase 2
Umm Hurair 2
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 UAE nationals who are holder of a passport with a validity of 2 years
UAE nationals who have a passport with a validity of 2 years require a visa if they wish to travel to Belgium, as Belgium does not recognize passports which do not mention the nationality of its owner. The inclusion of the nationality in the passport is a recommendation from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) (cf. document 9303, 8th edition, 2021).
The submission of the visa file can be done at the VFS application centers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
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. Here you will find all the necessary information about obtaining a Belgian passport.
Important message with regards to the payment of the consular fees
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
- by transfer
UAE, Abu Dhabi, One NBAD Tower, Sheikh Khalifa Street
Embassy of The Kingdom Of Belgium