On 16th June Minister for Veterans' Affairs Dan Tehan and Jean-Luc Bodson, Ambassador of Belgium, planted an oak tree to commemorate the first two Australian soldiers, Private James Mollison and Private Beaumont Philpott, who died on Belgian soil during WWI. Through them we remember all the sons of Australia fallen in Belgium, they are now forever sons of Belgium too and they shall never be forgotten.
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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 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.
The Consulate in Christchurch will be closed from 19 June - 19 July.
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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