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

17 May

May 17 is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT). On that day in 1990, the World Health Organization decided to remove homosexuality from the internationally used list of diseases. This year IDAHOT focuses on Justice and protection for all.

15 May

An international campaign for women's and girls' rights, a partnership with the private sector on sustainable chocolate, hackathons in the South and innovation in humanitarian aid. These are a few highlights of the 2018 annual report of the Belgian Development Cooperation published today. 

10 May

Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Minister of Defence, mandated Ambassador Renier Nijskens, Special Envoy for the Great Lake region, and Major General Philippe Boucké, Deputy Chief of Staff at the Ministry of Defence, to undertake a mission to Kinshasa from the 12th to the 15th of May 2019.

30 Apr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Didier Reynders is pleased with the Opinion of the European Court of Justice on the compatibility of the Investment Court System (ICS) with the European Treaties. ICS is the reformed system of dispute settlement between states and investors. It is part of the EU-Canada Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). With its Opinion, the Court dismisses the remaining legal concerns.

25 Apr

Today, the Inter-Ministerial Commission of Humanitarian Law, the Belgian Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross organize the Conference: “War in cities: Searching for practical solutions to the contemporary challenges”, in collaboration with the Belgian Society for International Law. During his speech, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense Didier Reynders will insist that countries further strengthen their commitment to the protection of civilians in city wars and the respect for international humanitarian law.