Embassy of Belgium in Côte d'Ivoire

Belgium in Côte d'Ivoire

Welcome to our website

The Embassy will be closed on Monday, May 23rd and Tuesday, May 24th, 2022  due to work on its computer system. We may encounter some hiccups during the entire week, which could slow down the processing of requests. For any emergency, the Embassy can be reached on its emergency number +225 05 05 05 67 30.

 

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

18 May

The SheDecides movement is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year. In 2017, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden launched She Decides. It was originally a response to the U.S. administration's backtracking with the reintroduction and expansion of the so-called 'Global Gag Rule' policy that targeted U.S. funding for NGOs operating abroad if they provided abortion services or contributed to abortion advocacy. 

17 May

The Kingdom of Belgium, as a founding member and the host nation of both the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, welcomes the application of the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden to become NATO member.

16 May

Since 2004, the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on May 17 has reminded us that discrimination against LGBTQI+ persons is still frequent.

12 May

Meryame Kitir, Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, launched the new bilateral cooperation programme together with Palestinian Prime Minister Shtayyeh on Thursday 12 May. 

12 May

The Belgian economic mission to the UK ends after a full program of events, business-to-business contacts and high-level meetings.After two years of interruption, the network of contacts between Belgian and British operators was restored thanks to physical presence.