Embassy of Belgium in Côte d'Ivoire

Belgium in Côte d'Ivoire

Welcome to our website

Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Belgium in Côte d’Ivoire which also has jurisdiction in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Belgian citizens who have recently moved to Côte d’Ivoire and wish to register in country can do so at the Embassy in Abidjan where all Consular Services are available, from the issuance of passports to Belgians to the issuance of visas  to foreigners wishing to travel to Belgium.

If you are located in Ghana, Liberia or in Sierra Leone, the three other countries of our jurisdiction, you can also seek Consular assistance by contacting our Honorary Consulates which are located in the respective capital cities of Accra, Monrovia and Freetown.

Our Embassy takes charge of strengthening and building our diplomatic relations with Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The excellent relations, enjoyed by all four countries, are indeed reflected in our good understanding within international organizations in addition to the respective strong relations between our economies. Belgian investments in these countries are numerous and within each country our bilateral trade continues to grow well.

The Embassy in Abidjan and its services, encompasses the office of the Walloon Agency for Export (AWEX), which represents the Walloon, Flemish and Brussels Regions who are happy to support our enterprises  wishing to discover the local market.  I would also like to point out the presence of the Belgian Chamber of Commerce in Côte d’Ivoire (CCBCI) which is a private institution independent of the Embassy yet enjoys our support notably in its mission of nurturing networks between Belgians and local business persons. 

Belgium does not have any direct bilateral Development Cooperation with the countries within our jurisdiction. However, our support of them has had a tangible and positive impact. It is delivered through the European Union, The African Development Bank and the many Agencies of the United Nations that are active in these countries. Needless to say, the local populations can count on Belgium during difficult times, as was evident during the Ebola Virus Epidemic that spread and struck Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone in the not too distant past.

The services of the Belgian Federal Public Service for Foreign Affairs and those of our Embassy endeavor to keep our website as clear and accessible as possible. However, should any inaccuracies be noticed or, more generally, should you have constructive suggestions to improve the services of the Embassy or that of our Honorary Consulates, please do not hesitate to write to me at abidjan@diplobel.fed.be

Sincerely yours,

Hugues Chantry, Ambassador.
 

Appointment visa application

An appointment to hand in a visa application has to be made following the procedure explained on this page. This goes for applicants living in Côte d’Ivoire, as well as Ghana, Sierra Leone and Liberia.

 

News

22 Nov

Today Ratko Mladić has been found guilty of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. This sentence puts an end to a long legal battle in this Tribunal for the many victims of the atrocities which have taken place 20 years ago in the Western Balkans.

22 Nov

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked by the inhuman treatment of migrants in Libya and by the use of violence against them. He condemns these revolting practices. Belgium takes good note of the enquiry opened by the Libyan authorities, with the hope that it will be concluded as quickly as possible.

17 Nov

The Global Conference on Cities and Migration is currently being held in Mechelen, Belgium (16-17 November). Hosted by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation and the City of Mechelen, the conference is co-organized by partners UN-Habitat; IOM, the UN Migration Agency; and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG).

16 Nov

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo decided to make available an additional grant of 7 million EUR for the Least Developed Countries Fund. He makes this announcement in the margins of the COP23, the UN Climate Conference which is currently on-going in Bonn. With these extra resources, Belgium wants to help the most vulnerable countries to become more resilient against the impact of climate change.

15 Nov

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders closely followed the recent developments in Lebanon. He wishes to express his support to the unity, the stability, the sovereignty and the security of the Republic of Lebanon.