Embassy of Belgium in Australia

Belgium in Australia

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Biometric missions 2017

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

25 September in Sydney. Send your application later.
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 Brisbane will be closed from 21 May - 6 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.

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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

19 May

Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has made a plea for a better humanitarian funding. The Council also consulted with Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the reform of the UN System and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Prior to the Council, minister De Croo had a talk on Digital for Development with Sven Mikser, Minister for Foreign Affairs in Estonia.

18 May

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister  of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has met today with Julia Gillard, former Prime Minister of Australia and current chairwoman of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). The next four years, Belgium will release 26 million euros for the GPE, a multilateral mechanism that focusses on access to primary and secondary education. 

18 May

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is satisfied with the new Belgian Civilian Crisis Management Strategy approved by the cabinet this morning. The strategy describes Belgium's vision, priorities and ambitions related to civilian crisis management. Our country uses civilian crisis management to contribute to the efforts of the international community in preventing or dealing with foreign crises by means of non-military actions.

17 May

On Wednesday 17 May, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders met the ambassadors of the Arab countries accredited in Brussels. The main focus of the meeting was the situation in the Middle East Peace Process. It also allowed an exchange of views on the regional situation as a whole.

17 May

May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia and Transfobia (IDAHOT). Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders underlines that the fight against discrimination and respect for human rights of LGBTI persons remains a priority in Belgium’s foreign policy.