Embassy of Belgium in Côte d'Ivoire

Belgium in Côte d'Ivoire

Welcome to our website

ATTENTION!

Visa application – Since September 2018, visa for Belgium have to be requested at our Visa Application Center VFS, and not at the Embassy. You’ll find all necessary information by following this link.

Beware of scams – Emails allegedly originating from the Embassy  are circulating. Please note that Belgian administration never communicates using email addresses such as gmail, yahoo, hotmail, etc. We advise you not to give any follow up to such emails.

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

15 Jan

Over 200 technology and innovation champions from all over the world are joining a two-day humanitarian hackathon in Brussels to foster innovative ideas and build new prototypes that may transform aid delivery and help eradicate hunger. The hackathon is an initiative of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, together with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Hack Belgium Labs. This Hackathon is dedicated to cutting-edge solutions addressing the most pressing humanitarian challenges.

02 Jan

From January 1st 2019 onwards, Belgium will begin its two-year term in the United Nations Security Council. On the eve of the start of this mandate, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders underscores the importance of this responsibility, which the international community entrusted to our country.

20 Dec

In 2018, Belgium earmarked 170 million euros for humanitarian aid. This amount went mainly to helping refugees and people in need in their own region. The most important contribution went to the humanitarian catastrophe in and around Syria. An increasing share is going to humanitarian innovation. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation made this announcement on the occasion of International Human Solidarity Day.

14 Dec

The United Nations Security Council approved yesterday a one-year extension of resolution 2165. This resolution allows the cross-border delivery of humanitarian aid to the Syrian population, without requiring the consent of the Syrian regime.

14 Dec

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Development Alexander De Croo signed today a new five-year cooperation programme with the Republic of Guinea. Belgium and Guinea will work together in the coming five years on strengthening entrepreneurship, women's rights and education. After successfully containing the Ebola crisis, Guinea became a partner of the Belgian Development Cooperation in 2015.