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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.
Consular services :
The Embassy is open to visitors only on appointment, that can be requested exclusively online by following this link :
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 email@example.com 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.