Embassy of Belgium in the United Arab Emirates

The Belgium Embassy in the United Arab Emirates

Welcome to our website

  

 

From Monday  26 September 2022 onwards:

  • The Embassy can be reached by phone on:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12.00 am to 15.30 pm
     
  • The opening hours of the counter are on:
    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 09.00 am to 12.00 pm

At the moment we are experiencing a high level of applications and are not able to answer your visa questions by phone. Please submit all your visa related questions via mail:

abudhabi.visa@diplobel.fed.be

 
Closing days of the Embassy of Belgium

 
The Belgian Embassy in Abu Dhabi receives visitors only by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. They can only be requested  online by this link:

ONLINE APPOINTMENT
!!! 1 appointment per service and per person
ex. a family of 3 that wants to apply for 3 passports need to book 3 seperate appointments
ex. a belgian citizen that wants to activate an ID card and apply for a new passeport has to book 2 seperate appointments

Registration - ONLY ONLINE via website ! (except registration newborn per appointment)

The Consulate-general offers the possibility to register you directly online in the consular population register via the Belgian ID card per below link:

link online registration
 

PARKING
The Embassy requests its visitors to use the public parking  (around the Sofitel hotel or next to the Sheraton hotel accessible via the underpass). Valet parking at Sofitel hotel is possible at your own cost.

 
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IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR TRAVELLING:
For Corona information, please visit the website: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/.

Visa applications can be submitted at our outsourcing partner”VFS Global” in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

This means that every visa applicant will have to make an appointment through  the website (www.vfsglobal.com/Belgium/UAE) and lodge their files at:

           !!! JOINT VISA APPLICATION CENTER OF VFS IN ABU DHABI HAS MOVED

           Level B2 (Lower Ground), The Mall, World Trade Centre,
           Khalifa Bin Zayed The 1st Street (Airport Road)
           Abu Dhabi, UAE
           Tel. 971-4-2055716
           mail:
info.belgiumuae@vfshelpline.com 
           website: 
https://www.vfsglobal.com/belgium/UAE
 

JOINT VISA APPLICATION CENTER OF VFS IN DUBAI
Wafi Mall, Level 2
Falcon Phase 2
Umm Hurair 2
Dubai 
Tel. 971-4-2055716

In accordance with the Visa Code, every visa applicant reserves the right to submit his or her visa application directly at the Belgian Embassy or Consulate competent for his/her place of residence. In order to do so, the applicant is required to schedule an appointment by email.

 

Important message for UAE nationals who are holder of a passport with a validity of 2 years

UAE nationals who have a passport with a validity of 2 years require a visa if they wish to travel to Belgium, as Belgium does not recognize passports which do not mention the nationality of its owner. The inclusion of the nationality in the passport is a recommendation from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) (cf. document 9303, 8th edition, 2021).

Entry requirements for Schengen

The submission of the visa file can be done at the VFS application centers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

 
Important message for Belgian citizens living in the Sultanate of Oman

Dear compatriots,

Up to the present the political competences with regard to the Sultanate of Oman have been exercised by our Embassy in Riyadh, whereas the consular competences have been exercised  by the Embassy of Belgium in Abu Dhabi  and this in order to provide a more efficient service due to the proximity of our Embassy.  Referring to the Vienna Convention, the Omani authorities opposed to this split of competences. Belgium was therefore obliged to transfer the consular authority again to the Embassy in Riyadh. This was done by Royal Decree of 27 February 2019.

Consequently this means that you are registered again at the Embassy in Riyadh. For all consular services such as the application for passports, identity cards and certificates you should contact:

Riyadh Embassy
Diplomatic quarter Main Road 2 Lot n ° A2
11693 Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

P.O. Box 94396 - Diplomatic Quarter

T: +966 11 488 28 88
F: +966 11 488 20 33

Emergency number outside opening hours: +966 505 693 459

Riyadh@diplobel.fed.be
https://saudiarabia.diplomatie.belgium.be/en

It is however still possible to apply for passport at  the Embassy of Abu Dhabi or any other consular post or even at a Belgian municipality. Here you will find all the necessary information about obtaining a Belgian passport.

 
Important message with regards to the payment of the consular fees

THE BELGIAN EMBASSY WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY CASH PAYMENT.

Prior payment for visa and other consular fees will be required.

  • at the counter by credit of debit card
  • by cash deposit 
  • by transfer
     
Bank Information:
Branch:
Address:
Account Name:
Account Number:
IBAN:
SWIFT:
Account Currency:
FAB UAE
Main Branch
UAE, Abu Dhabi, One NBAD Tower, Sheikh Khalifa Street
Embassy of The Kingdom Of Belgium
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