Embassy of Belgium in Australia

Belgium in Australia

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Belgium is a candidate for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council for 2019-2020. Please click here for all relevant information.

Biometric missions 2017

Biometric passport: the “Mobile Kit” will be in the following cities only in 2017:

25 September in Sydney. Send your application now.
30 October in Brisbane. Send your application later.
27 November in Melbourne. Send your application later.

If you need a new Belgian passport in the next few months and you wish to take part in one the missions mentioned above, you need to send your passport application to the Embassy in Canberra, with the request to have your biometric data taken during the visit of the Mobile Kit. This way you will not need to come to Canberra.

NOTE: Only after you sent us a complete passport application including payment, an appointment is possible. Please note that places are limited. We urge you not to book your flight/ accommodation until you have an appointment.

Information regarding a passport application can be found in the right margin ‘Passport”. ( “Quick links”)

 
CLOSURES:
The Consulate in Adelaide will be closed from 31 July - 30 August.

 

NEW Work and Holiday Visa for Luxembourg for New Zealand citizens starting 9 May 2017. Working Holiday Visa for Luxembourg for Australian citizens started 1 January 2017. Email us for more information.

Click here for press release from Luxembourg Immigration

Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to Australia, New-Zealand and the “Pacific Islands” and would like to register with the Embassy in Canberra? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through Australia, New-Zealand and the “Pacific Islands” as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? 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 Australia, New-Zealand and the “Pacific Islands”, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.

To provide better consular assistance, we recommend that you register your trip on www.travellersonline.diplomatie.be.
 

News

10 Aug

Thanks to the mandatory self-control system and to the obligation for enterprises to officially communicate non-conform results, Belgium’s Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) discovered the illegal use of fipronil for the treatment of red lice in poultry farms, following the notification in June 2017 of the presence of this substance in an egg sample taken by a food business operator. The investigation was carried out by FASFC in close collaboration with the Department of Justice.

07 Aug

Belgium is honoured to announce today that it is launching a bid to host the European Banking Authority, currently located in London.

02 Aug

Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders remains highly concerned by the political, economic and humanitarian situation in Venezuela. He supports the 26 July statement by EU High Representative Mogherini.

28 Jul

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders expresses his concern about the continuing tensions in East Jerusalem. He calls on all parties to restrain and dialogue in order to put an end to violence and prevent more victims.

28 Jul

A group of five young Canadians are finishing today a 7-day visit to Belgium. These young people, between the ages of 16 and 18, are the winners of a competition organized by the Belgian Embassy in Ottawa, in partnership with Rencontres du Canada. The 200 or so competitors were asked to submit a work inspired by Canadian Medical Officer John McCrae's famous poem “In Flanders Fields”. The composition made the poppy the symbol of the First World War dead for Commonwealth countries.