Welcome to our website
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
The offices of the Consulate General in Chennai are open again after the renovation. Appointments for consular services can be fixed between 9.30 & 12.30 hours and between 14.30 & 16.30 hours, Monday to Friday.
We thank you for your support and collaboration.
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)