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

18 Jul

Today, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders opened the exhibition ‘Art & Diplomacy’ at the Egmont Palace. These annual summer exhibitions were initiated by the Minister eight years ago in order to reinforce our foreign policy through our cultural heritage.

10 Jul

Today the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflicts, presided by Belgium since 1 January, has adopted conclusions on the situation of children in the armed conflict in Syria. For the first time in a long time, the UN Security Council sent such a strong message on the situation in Syria, more in particular on the violations of children’s rights. The Security Council calls the ones responsible for those violations to order. Our country has led the negotiations on the recommendations that should prevent such violations.

28 Jun

Austria, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden attach the utmost importance to the preservation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), signed by Iran and unanimously endorsed by the UN Security Council, as a key instrument for the non-proliferation regime and a major contribution to stability in the region. 

28 Jun

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo met with , the sister of the Saudi human rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul. She was detained in May 2018 because of her activism for women rights in Saudi Arabia. It is thanks to women such as Loujain that women are entitled to drive today in Saudi Arabia. She pays however a hefty price for her activism and risks a prison sentence

20 Jun

Today, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), who is conducting a criminal investigation into the case, made public the names of four suspects allegedly involved in the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in July 2014. This tragic incident, almost 5 years ago, cost the lives of 298 people, including several compatriots. The Dutch judicial authorities also announced that the trial of these suspects will begin in the Netherlands in March 2020 and that the investigation will proceed in the meantime.