Embassy of Belgium in the United Arab Emirates

The Belgium Embassy in the United Arab Emirates

Welcome to our website


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

  • Tuesday may 11th  2021: Eid-al-Fitr
  • Wednesday may 12th  2021: Eid-al-Fitr
  • Thursday may 13th 2021: Eid-al-Fitr
  • Sunday may 23rd 2021: Pentecost

Following measures taken in the UAE to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Embassy will be closed to the public on Mondays and Wednesdays.

The Belgian Embassy in Abu Dhabi receives visitors only by appointment on Sunday, 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 - COVID measures - Update 14/02/2020

Following measures taken in the UAE to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus, the Embassy will be closed to the public on Mondays and Wednesdays.


Travel to Belgium: prohibition of non-essential trips

The Belgian authorities have decided to prohibit all non-essential trips IN and OUT of Belgium starting Wednesday 27 January. This measure is currently in place until 30 April 2021.

People with their main residence outside of Belgium are therefore not allowed to travel to Belgium. The travel ban will be monitored for road, air, sea and rail traffic and sanctions for violations applied.

A limited number of exemptions for essential travel to Belgium exists (compelling family reasons, humanitarian, study, professional reasons,…). There are two different categories of people with two different sets of essential travel exemptions:

EU and Schengen citizens or residents

For EU and Schengen citizens or people residing in the EU or Schengen zone the list of exemptions can be found in Annex 2 of the Ministerial Decree of 26/01. You can find this list HERE.

When travelling for essential reasons, you will need to carry a sworn statement (form to download or fill in electronically on https://www.info-coronavirus.be/nl/reizen).

Transit through Belgium is authorized.


For others (non-EU or Schengen citizens and living in the UAE) the list of excemptions can be found in Annex 3 of the Ministerial Decree of 26/01. You can find this list HERE.

When travelling for essential reasons, you will need a visa (if applicable) and an essential travel certificate from the Belgian Embassy in Abu Dhabi. 

Transit is only allowed to a country outside the EU/Schengen zone.

Other measures with regard to the “Public Health Passenger Locator Form” and PCR tests before and PCR tests after travel to Belgium remain in place. 

For more information please consult www.info-coronavirus.be and https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/EN/Pages/International%20travels.aspx                              

Always contact the airline company shortly before travel with regard to the Covid-19 measures in place for the specific travel. From 13 February 2021 children from the age of 6 years old are not exempt anymore of a negative PCR test (unless they are exempt for another reason). 


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.


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 on the account of the Embassy at any branch of the FAB (First Abu Dhabi Bank)
  • by transfer

Bank Information:      FAB UAE
Branch:                       Main Branch
Address:                     UAE, Abu Dhabi, One NBAD Tower, Sheikh Khalifa Street
Account Name:          Embassy of The Kingdom Of Belgium
Account Number:      1411003539790034
IBAN:                          AE390351411003539790034
SWIFT:                        NBADAEAAXXX
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 the consular services with corresponding fees as from March 15th, 2021.

Please find on this page the list of the consular services with corresponding fees until March 15th, 2021. 

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.


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.



17 Apr

Today, Belgium is sending 760,000 masks to Conakry via the emergency aid mechanism B-FAST. In doing so, our country is responding to the request for aid that Guinea submitted to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM) as part of the fight against COVID-19. Like the rest of the world, Guinea has been affected by the pandemic. However, the health situation is further complicated by a measles epidemic, an epidemic of yellow fever and recently also some new Ebola infections which together put an enormous strain on the medical facilities.

16 Apr

In the margins of the 64th session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), Belgium, together with some other partners, organized an event on fair access to regulated medicines in Covid-times.

15 Apr

From today onwards, Belgium will chair the Group of Governmental Experts (GGE) on emerging technologies in the area of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems, the so-called “Killer Robots”. This group of experts, which meets within the framework of the Convention on certain conventional weapons in Geneva, aims to clarify the legal, technological and military issues raised by these new technologies, mainly with regard to respect for international humanitarian law.

13 Apr

Today, the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) announces the figures for Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the past year. The most important donors for international cooperation are represented in this Development Assistance Committee.

12 Apr

Five months after the start of the conflict in Tigray, more and more testimonies about extreme violence are coming forward. Therefore, Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir has decided to increase the funds for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) by four million euros specifically for the reception and protection of victims.