Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in India

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Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to India and would like to register with the embassy or consulate-general? Did you loose your passport while you were travelling through India as a tourist? Do you need to apply for a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Do you want to do business in Belgium or India? 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 India, current news from Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or upcoming events.
 

Message to the Belgian citizens in South India

As of Tuesday May 8, major renovation works will start in the offices of the Consulate General in Chennai which are expected to last at least one month.

Our offices in 18, Khader Nawaz Khan Road will be closed during the entire period of the renovation works.

Our consular services will continue to be offered, but meetings with our consular staff will only be possible on an appointment basis and will take place in the residence of the Consul General.

We do ask, however, to anticipate the temporary closure of our offices and we would like to request you, as far as possible, to either advance or postpone your consular requests and to limit your requests during the period of the renovation works to urgent consular matters that cannot be advanced nor postponed.

We will keep you closely informed and provide more details during the coming weeks and apologize in advance for any inconvenience that may result from this exceptional situation.

 
Beware of scams

A number of citizens informed us over the last few days that they had been victims of attempted scams. They were contacted by con-men who tried to extort money from them over the phone by pretending to be working for our Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In order to make their story more credible, they had managed to have our central telephone number in Brussels appear (02/501.81.11) on the screen.

We call expressly everyone not to take any kind of action following such calls. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs never takes contact by phone alone to clear financial matters with the public, whatever the issue.

If you are the victim of a fraud, please inform us through our complaint form or refer it directly to the federal contact point (https://meldpunt.belgie.be/meldpunt/en/welcome).

 
European Reintegration Network (ERIN) Specific Action Program: Tender 2018

The European Reintegration Network (ERIN) Specific Action program offers socio-economic reintegration assistance in the form of counselling, referral and/or reintegration assistance to foreign nationals who return voluntarily or non-voluntarily to their country of origin or a third country. The goal of this European tender is to acquire service providers that deliver assistance in the form of information, counselling, referral and reintegration to returnees. Potential Service Providers (e.g. civil society organisations) are invited to show their interest for this European tender and submit a proposal. More about the tender 2018...

 

News

20 Apr

Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo asked the World Bank to focus more on the inclusion of women in the financial system. He was speaking at a debate attended by World Bank President Jim Kim and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. Minister De Croo takes part until Sunday at the yearly Spring Meetings of the World Bank, in Washington DC.

19 Apr

Belgium will financially support the World Food Programme’s roll-out of blockchain technology for cash-based transfers in refugee camps. Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Development Cooperation and Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo announced the collaboration during a working visit to the United Nations in New York. Belgium is investing twenty million euros in total this year in innovation to improve humanitarian assistance.

14 Apr

Belgium strongly condemns all use of chemical weapons which are a blatant violation of international law. Belgium therefore understands the military action in Syria of our American, French and British partners who have targeted identified production facilities. 

13 Apr

Belgium will raise its budget for humanitarian aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to 25 million euros this year. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation has announced this in Geneva, where a humanitarian donor conference for the DRC is taking place. The humanitarian crisis in the DRC has worsened considerably during the last 2 years.

13 Apr

DRC Pledging Conference, April 13th 2018, Geneva. Statement from Belgium, Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister.