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Message to the Belgian citizens in South India
Due to some technical difficulty with the duty number for Belgians within the jurisdiction, you are requested for any emergency to contact the duty mobile of Mumbai on this number - +91 9821429785 until Tuesday February 5, 2019.
We herewith would also like to inform you that the Consul General of Belgium will be out of India from Friday January 18, 2019 until Tuesday February 5, 2019.
During his absence, the Consulate General of Belgium in Chennai will remain open during regular office hours.
However, during this period we will not be able to offer the following consular services from our office in Chennai:
- Identity cards
- Certified copies
- Consular certificates
- Life certificates
- Notarial deeds
- Professional card
- Mortuary certificates
- Civil Status and Nationality deeds certificates
For the above-mentioned services we would like to request you to postpone or advance your requests as much as possible. In case the delivery of such services would nevertheless be urgent during the absence of our Consul General, they can be obtained from our Consulate General in Mumbai:
TCG Financial Centre, 7th floor C-53, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex. Bandra (E);
+91 22 265 210 16
+91 22 265 210 19
+91 22 265 210 17
+91 22 265 210 51
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)