Embassy of Belgium in Côte d'Ivoire

Belgium in Côte d'Ivoire

Welcome to our website

During opening hours, the Embassy can be reached via the general number +225 27 22 48 33 60. For the follow-up of consular files (legalizations, visa applications), it is advisable to contact us by writing to us at : abidjan.visa@diplobel.fed.be (for visas); abidjan@diplobel.fed.be (for other requests). 

Outside opening hours, Belgian nationals in difficulty can contact us via the Emergency number +225 05 05 67 30.  Questions concerning consular files (legalisations, visas, etc.) will not be answered via this last number. We thank you for your understanding. 

Appointement for visa and legalizations:

VFS GLOBAL

Appointements for consular services

 Embassy Online appointement 

 

Modification of consular jurisdiction

From 1 July 2021, consular competence for Togo and Benin is transferred from the Belgian embassy in Abuja to the Belgian embassy in Abidjan. The embassy in Cotonou and the honorary consulate in Lomé will remain your first point of contact in case of difficulties in Benin and Togo, and for your identity and travel documents. Legalisation will also continue in both Cotonou and Lomé. From now on, the Embassy in Abidjan will follow up the nationality and civil status files and draw up deeds. The Embassies of France in Cotonou and Lomé has resumed the issue of short-stay visas for Belgium.

Important information :

The Embassy of Belgium in Abidjan CANNOT intervene in private expenses, such as medical expenses. If you are travelling or living in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Benin or Togo we strongly recommend that you take out medical insurance. By following this link, you will find the details on the services offered by our consular department.

COVID 19 - Travel restrictions :

For the journeys to Belgium from third countries that have not been classified as "very high risk area", there are no more covid-19 travel restrictions. More information on the website of the Immigration Office : International travels

For any other question, please contact us by email abidjan@diplobel.fed.be or by phone +225 27 22 48 33 60. Visit also our Facebook page and the travel advice.

Welcome on the website of the Embassy of Belgium in Abidjan, Akwaba! 

We are experiencing a major global health crisis. We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are well.  Governments around the world are taking measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. This is also the case in Belgium, but also in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This often involves travel restrictions, but also other measures such as closing schools, hygiene measures or banning certain activities. 

We therefore invite you to check our travel advice, but also the Embassy's Facebook page. It is also recommended that anyone who is currently abroad should follow the instructions of the local authorities carefully. For the situation in Belgium, we refer to the following website: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/fr/ .

In order to combat the spread of the virus, it has been decided to reinforce the European external borders and to restrict travel to the EU. To have the last update on visa activities, please consult the page 'Visa for Belgium'. 

Furthermore, in order to respect the precautionary and social distancing measures that are necessary and in the framework of our mobilization in the fight against the Coronavirus, we inform you that the Embassy of Belgium receives only by appointment, which can be requested by following the following link: Online appointment booking.

We remain mobilized to assist our citizens, in the hope that we will be able to resume our normal services as soon as possible.

Sincerely yours,  

Michael Wimmer
Ambassador 

 

News

26 Jan

On Thursday 26 January 2023, the charter of Philip of Alsace, Count of Flanders, which was kept in the Benedictine Abbey of Messines (Mesen) in West Flanders, and which had disappeared at the beginning of the First World War, was officially handed over to the State Archives of Belgium. The charter had resurfaced at The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York City (The Met) in December 2016. In early 2020, The Met agreed return this precious document, which is part of our cultural heritage, to Belgium.

19 Jan

Belgium will send 3,000 tons of salt to Ukraine to deice public roads in the current winter conditions.

12 Jan

In 2023, the FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation is recruiting to strengthen its services, both in Brussels and abroad.

18 Dec

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on Belgian nationals visiting Iran to leave the country as soon as possible in view of the increased risk of arbitrary detention in the light of the current deterioration of the security situation throughout Iran.

12 Dec

This year, Belgium has allocated 1,637,000 euros to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the prevention of nuclear proliferation and the promotion of nuclear cooperation in the fields of medicine, scientific research and of farming.