Consulate General of Belgium in Hong Kong

Belgium in Hong Kong and Macau

Adjustment to visa services

To combat the further spreading of the coronavirus, the member states of the EU have decided to impose temporary restrictions on non-essential travel to the European Union. 

This measure is imposed for a minimal duration of 30 days and does not apply to EU citizens  and citizens of the Schengen Associated States, and their family members.

This means that the Consulate General will no longer accept or treat visa applications for the duration of the measure.

It will not apply to travellers with an essential function or need, including:

  • Healthcare professionals, health researchers, and elderly care professionals
  • Frontier workers
  • Transport personnel engaged in haulage of goods and other transport staff to the extent necessary
  • Diplomats, staff of international organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions
  • Passengers in transit
  • Passengers travelling for imperative family reasons
  • Persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons

 

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Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to Hong Kong or Macau and would like to register with the Consulate General in Hong Kong? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through Hong Kong or Macau as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Then you’ve come to the right address.

This website will keep you up to date on consular matters that are specifically applicable to Belgians in Hong Kong and Macau, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.

 

News

01 Apr

In this unprecedented situation, it is legitimate that Member States adopt extraordinary measures to protect their citizens and overcome the crisis. We are however deeply concerned about the risk of violations of the principles of rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights arising from the adoption of certain emergency measures. 

14 Mar

Countries around the world are taking action to contain the coronavirus and end the pandemic. Many have put in place mandatory quarantine measures or have closed their borders. As a result normal border crossing can no longer be guaranteed. Many airlines are also drastically reducing the number of flights they offer. Consequently, the risk that Belgian citizens get stuck in a foreign country is becoming a lot higher. We therefore advise against any travel abroad.

10 Mar

Many materials are located in fragile countries and benefit the population too little. This is why the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) has been trying to make the money flows in the mining sector more transparent, as well as more valuable for the population, since 2003. Belgium is supporting the initiative.

07 Mar

At the request of the Greek government, Belgium has decided to send humanitarian goods through the B-FAST emergency mechanism. Greece called on the European coordination mechanism to assist them tackling the humanitarian emergency linked to the growing migratory pressure at their borders.

06 Mar

The downing of Flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 claimed the lives of 298 victims, including 6 Belgian citizens. Their families deserve to know the truth.