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.

 

Statement on November 12th 2019 by Ambassador Paul Jansen regarding the deaths of 39 people in the UK:

On behalf of the entire Embassy staff and the Belgian authorities, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the families of the 39 innocent Vietnamese victims found dead in a truck in England.

According to the first elements of the investigation published in the press, it seems that the truck has passed through the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.

I cannot help but think that if the Belgian police had been properly informed, the truck could have been stopped and the lives of these unfortunate victims saved.

May this tragedy inspire us to further strengthen international cooperation to stop the activities of these criminal networks of human traffickers, so this never happens again!

Paul Jansen

Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

 

 

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

10 Dec

Today is International Human Rights Day. Minister of Foreign Affairs Philippe Goffin confirms that Belgium remains committed to the protection and promotion of all human rights for all.

06 Dec

From the 23rd to the 28th of November, the general Director for Bilateral Affairs of the Federal Foreign Office visited the Kingdom of Bahrein and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

03 Dec

Today, Philippe Goffin, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence, opens the "E10 Dialogue" in Brussels. This two-day meeting brings together the ten current elected members of the UN Security Council and the five incoming elected members. The aim of the meeting is to increase cooperation between the elected members and to contribute as such to the efficient functioning of the Security Council. Our country is organizing the meeting together with Kuwait, which will complete its two-year mandate on 31 December, and Tunisia, which will join on 1 January 2020.

02 Dec

On the night of 26 November 2019, the Republic of Albania was hit by a violent earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale. Dozens of victims lost their lives and hundreds were injured. In the affected areas around the port city of Durres, many houses have been damaged. Through the emergency mechanism B-FAST, relief workers were immediately ready to respond positively to a call for international assistance from the affected country. 

29 Nov

Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden attach the utmost importance to the preservation and full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) on Iran’s nuclear programme by all parties involved. The nuclear agreement was unanimously endorsed by the UN Security Council and is a key instrument for the global non-proliferation regime and a major contribution to stability in the region.