Embassy of Belgium in Côte d'Ivoire

Belgium in Côte d'Ivoire

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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. Pending the resumption of the issue of short-stay visas for Belgium by the French embassies in Cotonou and Lomé, all applications (admissible category C* and D visas) must be sent to VFS Abidjan.

*https://dofi.ibz.be/en/themes/covid-19/international-travels

COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Consular services :

The Embassy is open to visitors only on appointment, that can be requested exclusively online by following this link :

Online appointment

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.

Travel restrictions :

IMPORTANT: Procedures for travel to Belgium are listed on  https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/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. Visa activities have been partially resumed since 8 July 2020. At present, only certain categories of visa applications are accepted.

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 currently 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

23 Sep

On Thursday 23 September, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès will co-chair a high-level event with European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarčič on the impact of COVID-19 on children. This event is organised in the margins of the UN General Assembly, in cooperation with Niger and the NGO Save the Children.

23 Sep

Belgium will deliver 153,900 vaccines to Uganda. These vaccines will contribute to stepping up the vaccination campaign for teachers and reopening schools to more than 10 million pupils and students. With this, Belgium is responding to the Ugandan government's request to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

22 Sep

On Wednesday September 22, Minister of Development Cooperation and Urban Policy Meryame Kitir visited the port of Beirut, severely damaged by explosions in August 2020. This was the first visit of a Belgian minister since the explosion in Beirut. She had the opportunity to pay her respects and lay a wreath at the memorial dedicated to the victims, along with members of the family of a Belgian-Lebanese victim. With this gesture, Minister Kitir wished to express her condolences and solidarity with the families of the victims of this tragic event.

22 Sep

Belgium strongly condemns the coup attempt in Omdurman and reiterates its full support for the people of Sudan and their transitional government. It calls for the respect of the Juba Peace Agreements, signed on 31 August 2020. 

20 Sep

The 76th session of the UN General Assembly will open in New York on 20 September, under the theme "Building Resilience through hope to recover from COVID-19, rebuild sustainably, respond to the needs of the planet, respect the rights of people, and revitalise the United Nations."