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.

 
European Reintegration Network (ERIN) Specific Action Program: Tender 2018 (Ghana)

The European Reintegration Network (ERIN) Specific Action program offers socio-economic reintegration assistance in the form of counselling, referral and/or reintegration assistance to foreign nationals who return voluntarily or non-voluntarily to their country of origin or a third country. The goal of this European tender is to acquire service providers that deliver assistance in the form of information, counselling, referral and reintegration to returnees. Potential Service Providers (e.g. civil society organisations) are invited to show their interest for this European tender and submit a proposal. More about the tender 2018...

News

24 Apr

Speech by His Majesty the King of the Belgians at the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on consolidating and sustaining peace (New York, Tuesday 24 April 2018).

24 Apr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders currently accompanies the King and Queen of the Belgians on a working visit to the United Nations (UN) in New York. The royal couple and the minister will take part in a ceremony of commemoration of the First World War later today. Following this homage, they will inaugurate an exhibition of photographs dedicated to those who, coming from the four corners of the world, came to fight on the European soil.

24 Apr

Belgium will allocate this year 26 million EUR for humanitarian help to Syria and neighboring countries. This sum will go to the war refugees. The announcement was made by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo at the start of the international conference Supporting Syria and the Region which takes place today and tomorrow in Brussels.

22 Apr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders accompanies the King and the Queen of the Belgians on a work visit to the United Nations (UN) in New York from Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th of April.

20 Apr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo asked the World Bank to focus more on the inclusion of women in the financial system. He was speaking at a debate attended by World Bank President Jim Kim and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. Minister De Croo takes part until Sunday at the yearly Spring Meetings of the World Bank, in Washington DC.