Embassy of Belgium in Côte d'Ivoire

Belgium in Côte d'Ivoire

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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 :

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. 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

25 Nov

25 November 2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the international campaign '16 days of activism against gender-based violence'. This campaign runs from 25 November (International Day against Violence against Women) to 10 December (International Human Rights Day) and aims at eradicating violence against women and girls worldwide.

22 Nov

Minister for Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, Meryame Kitir, is going on a working visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) from November 23 to 28. The visit focuses on women's rights, gender equality and gender-based violence. Meetings with Congolese women and local and international organizations working on these topics will be central to the visit.

18 Nov

Earlier this month, a fuel truck exploded in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone. More than 100 people were killed and more than 100 injured, with many people suffering from severe burns. Following the accident, Sierra Leone submitted a request for assistance to the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, including a specific request for medical equipment.

06 Nov

Joint Statement on the release of the OHCHR-EHRC joint investigation,  signed by Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

28 Oct

The Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, Meryame Kitir, is making additional efforts to strengthen local vaccine production in Senegal. She made the announcement while on a working visit to the country. Yesterday, M. Kitir visited a number of projects in the health sector, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.