Belgium in the Philippines

Belgium in the Philippines

Welcome to our website

  

Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to the Philippines and would like to register with the Embassy in Manila? Did you lose your passport while you were traveling through the Philippines as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa 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 the Philippines, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.
 

Announcements

In line with the relaxation of lockdown measures related to COVID-19, please be advised that the Embassy is now again open to the public from Monday to Thursday and may be contacted through landline.  Effective 03 June 2020, all visits must be booked in advance through our e-Appointment booking system. This does not apply for visa applications.  In case of extremely urgent situations (i.e. accident, hospitalization, etc.), please contact us through the emergency number indicated HERE.

COVID-19 useful information:

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Since the entry into force of the consular code on 15/06/2014, administrative assistance is only provided to Belgians who are registered in the consular population register. Administrative assistance to Belgians who are not registered in these registers is limited to the issue of provisional travel documents if the issuing conditions are fulfilled.

As a Belgian domiciled overseas, it is advisable to always contact the Belgian general consular post or the career consular post in your country before contacting the FPS Foreign Affairs in Brussels.

 

ADVISORY: TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 

Are you a Belgian and temporarily blocked abroad? We are by your side and we do our best to find a solution. Please see here what you can do yourself.

For any further questions, you can contact us by e-mail at manila.diplobel.fed.be or by phone at +63 917 845 18 69. Visit regularly our Facebook page as well.

As Minister Goffin pointed out in his letter on 17 March, we face exceptional circumstances and we need to be patient. Thank you for your understanding.

Our team does everything to help you. Stay informed of the options – including commercial – available for a return to Belgium by registering on Travelers-Online.

For flights chartered by a country other than Belgium within the framework of the European Union civil protection mechanism, kindly note that the number of places available for Belgian citizens is the exclusive jurisdiction of the State which chartered this flight. If there are not enough places to bring back all Belgians who wish to take this chartered flight, the priority is given to the most vulnerable compatriots (i.e. with serious health conditions) or those who travel with very young children.

Finally, Belgian expatriates all over the world share their advice and temporary solution on the #BelgesSolidaires Facebook group.

News

03 Jun

Yesterday, a virtual High-Level Pledging Event took place for the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. For the last five years war has torn apart the country, whose population depends mostly on humanitarian aid to survive. The current Covid-19 pandemic makes it even more crucial for the international community to keep funding UN programs that are in place, and to allocate new resources to support Yemen’s healthcare system.

31 May

Following the US announcement to end their “relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO)”, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, Minister of Foreign Affairs Philippe Goffin and Minister of Health Maggie De Block reaffirm their continued support for the WHO. In the midst of this unseen Covid-19 pandemic, our country advocates supporting the organization as much as possible.

29 May

Today is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Philippe Goffin wishes to pay tribute to the more than 95,000 men and women who serve with dedication under the flag of the United Nations in the thirteen peacekeeping operations deployed around the world.

25 May

Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs Philippe Goffin on the 20th anniversary of two Protocols to the UN Children's Rights Convention, May 25, 2020.

22 May

We regret the announcement by the US Government of its intention to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty, although we share their concerns about implementation of the Treaty clauses by Russia.