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. 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.

 

TRAVELS TO BELGIUM

Mandatory form for Extra-Schengen air travel to Belgium

"Public Health Passenger Locator Form"

 

From August 1st, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out an identification form (Passenger Locator Form). You can fill out or download the form here. A quarantine and a test are mandatory upon return from all countries outside the EU and Schengen area.

 

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

25 Sep

This Friday September 25, Foreign Minister Philippe Goffin will co-chair a high-level event dedicated to the humanitarian impact of combined conflict, climate and environmental risks with the European Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic and the Minister of Environment of Niger Almoustapha Garba. This event is organized in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.

24 Sep

Today the virtual ministerial meeting on R2P - the Responsibility to Protect - will take place in the margins of the High Level Meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

24 Sep

Minister of Foreign Affairs Philippe Goffin participates today to a high-level debate of the United Nations Security Council on the theme "Global governance after the COVID-19 pandemic".

21 Sep

September 21 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Belgium is a founding member of the UN and the very first President of the General Assembly was Belgian Foreign Minister Paul-Henri Spaak. Faced with the challenges of our time, Belgium remains more than ever convinced of the importance of the role of the UN and multilateralism in the search for effective and harmonious solutions fostering peace and sustainable development. This commitment is also demonstrated by its mandate in the Security Council, where Belgium was elected for the 6th time.

17 Sep

Belgium is following the situation in Belarus closely and with growing concern. In recent weeks, credible reports of violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the country have continued to multiply. Therefore, on 17 September 2020, Belgium decided to invoke, together with 16 other participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a mechanism to mandate an expert mission to examine these concerns, to provide recommendations and to advice on possible solutions.