Embassy of Belgium in Australia

Belgium in Australia

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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.
For photos please click here.

 

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.

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

23 Jun

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the adoption by the Human Rights Council, on June 23 2017, of a resolution on the human rights situation in Kasai, and the creation of a mission of inquiry by the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations. In particular, he welcomes the efforts of High Commissioner Zeid and the European Union to advance the cause of human rights through a consensual text. Although it does not include all the more ambitious proposals presented by the EU, the text presented is an undeniable step forward.

23 Jun

Speech of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo during the Solidarity Summit on Refugees (Kampala, Uganda, 23/06/2017).

20 Jun

Today and tomorrow Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo brings a humanitarian work visit to South Sudan, where he will talk to humanitarian workers and representatives of the South Sudanese government and the international community. Of all the four countries affected by famine this year, South Sudan is the worst off.

19 Jun

We are glad to announce that the World Bank Young Professionals Program is open for applications from June 14 - July 28, 2017.  

19 Jun

"In conflict and emergency situations, more attention must be paid to gender and the prevention of sexual violence", Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo said on the second International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. The fight against sexual violence is a priority of the Belgian Development Cooperation.