Consulate General of Belgium in Hong Kong

Belgium in Hong Kong and Macau

  

 

 

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Photo courtesy of the Government of the HKSAR

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.

New direct flights between Brussels and Hong Kong

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Didier Reynders welcomes yet another air link with China. Starting on Sunday 25th of March, Cathay Pacific will operate direct flights from Brussels to Hong Kong. From now on, our capital and the main decision centers of EU and NATO will be directly connected with the main financial hub in Asia. 4 direct flights a week are foreseen. The total number of direct connections with China amounts at 4 and soon we are to expect yet another one.

The reasons for a Hong Kong-Brussels connection are obvious. Two main decision centres in the heart of dynamic regions with high purchasing power. Brussels offers an entry gate to the European Union and excellent connections to Africa and the United States as well. It is the second largest diplomatic hub in the world. The new link will also boost economic and touristic opportunities.

 

Financial Frauds: "exploring how to improve effectiveness and cooperation" : 

An Anti-Deception Coordination Centre (ADCC) was recently established by the HKG Authorities. The ADCC is a 24/7 service to assist victims of crime and frauds and to boost prevention. 

To know more : https://www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/04_crime_matters/adcc/

 

 

News

14 Nov

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo are preoccupied by the on-going fighting in Yemen, particularly in the port of Hodeïda. The city is indeed of strategic importance because it is the entry point for more than three quarters of imports and international humanitarian aid into the country. Yemen undergoes an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, currently the worst in the world.

12 Nov

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders opens today the annual plenary session of the Kimberley Process at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. The Kimberley Process is the global platform in the fight against the trade in conflict diamonds.

09 Nov

Since the end of September, our fellow countryman Michel Arrion is the new head of the International Cacao Organization (ICCO) located in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Belgium is a world leader when it comes to chocolate, with more than 400 companies and a yearly production of 650.000 tons.

09 Nov

On November 7th, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo had a long exchange with Dr. Riyad al-Malki, Foreign Affairs Minister of the Palestinian Authority. The meeting allowed the ministers to address a whole series of bilateral questions, including development cooperation. Also the Middle East Peace Process and the Belgian priorities at the United Nations Security Council were discussed.

02 Nov

Today is the International Day to end impunity for crimes against journalists. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders reiterates the importance of freedom of expression and media freedom to promote and protect human rights. Allowing journalists to work freely and independently, is a fundamental cornerstone for a well-functioning and open democracy. Apart from informing the public, they also have a supervisory role to hold those in power accountable and address wrongdoings.