Embassy and Consulate of Belgium in Vietnam

Belgium in Vietnam

 

Welcome to our website!

This website gives you an overview of our services and activities. It keeps you also updated on the relations between Belgium and Vietnam.

The ‘Quick Links’ (on the right) provide you with an immediate access to frequently needed information.

The menu on the left contains information about the services offered by the Embassy. This information is especially useful for Belgians who work, live or travel in Vietnam or for those who wish to do business with Vietnam. You will learn on how to register at the Embassy, to request a new identity card or a passport, or how to contact the trade services. Forms you may need can be found just under the Quick Links on the right side.

It is important to share your contact details with the Embassy and update us regularly on any change.

This menu contains furthermore useful information needed by foreigners wishing to visit Belgium for professional, educational or leisure purposes.

A number of chapters offer more information on the relations between Belgium and Vietnam including our diplomatic relationsdevelopment cooperation, or economic relations.

The link ‘News & Activities’ will direct you to news about the activities between the two countries, activities of the embassy or on the relations between Belgium and the rest of the world.

One can consult the ‘useful links’ guiding you to websites of Belgian organizations, public institutions, schools, etc.

A special Tiếng Việt page contains specific and targeted information for Vietnamese citizens.

We try our best to provide you with an immediate access to useful information. Do not hesitate to contact us, would you still not find an answer to your query.

We do wish you a pleasant and useful discovery of our website.

 

UPDATED February 26th 2019: Belgians are from now on allowed to enter Vietnam with an e-visa.

Belgium was recently included in the list of countries whose nationals are now allowed to enter Vietnam on the basis of an e-visa. That decision was approved by the Vietnamese government in the form of a decree (No 17/2019 / NĐ-CP). Although it officially went into effect on 01/02/2019 (and runs until 01/02/2021), it was only implemented on 25/02/2019.

Visa applicants must register on the website https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/ to fill in the required information. The payment of 25 USD has to be done online too. According to the information from that website, the application is processed within 3 working days. You must print the visa to enter Vietnam.

E-visas are limited to one entry and valid for a maximum duration of 30 days. The destination is not limited to tourism alone; Business people can also use it. Only visitors in the framework of an official visit, members of the diplomatic corps, their families and their guests, still have to follow the old process. The visa with a view to long stay must also be applied for via the traditional process.

For further questions we advise you to contact the Vietnamese authorities.

News

02 Aug

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders regrets the demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. The signature of the INF in 1987 was a milestone in nuclear disarmament. For more than thirty years, this treaty contributed to Euro-Atlantic security through the verifiable destruction of nearly 3,000 conventional and nuclear missiles.

31 Jul

Today, the UN Security Council (UNSC) Working Group on Children and Armed Conflicts, presided by Belgium since 1 January, adopted conclusions by consensus on the situation of children in the armed conflict in Myanmar. For the first time in a long time, the Security Council is sending out a strong signal about the situation in Myanmar and the violations of children's rights in particular. 

24 Jul

This morning, Vice-Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders met with the national female grass hockey team in Wilrijk. His visit to the Red Panthers is part of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s “Blue Heart Campaign”, launched on July 2 and ending on July 30, the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

23 Jul

Karl Lagatie is the new spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation. Since July 8th, he took over from Matthieu Branders who will soon be starting his new assignment as Consul General in São Paulo. As of today, Nadia Benini joins the team as deputy spokesperson.

23 Jul

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemn the demolition on July 4th of three water tanks, 2500 trees and a fence as part of an OXFAM humanitarian project in Dukaika, south of Hebron, funded by the Belgian Development Cooperation. This project, which was completed in 2015-16, was designed to preserve pastures for livestock, a major source of income for 300 affected people.