Embassy of Belgium in Iran

Belgium in Iran

Welcome to our website

Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to Iran and would like to register with the Embassy in Tehran? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through Iran 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 Iran, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.

Are you travelling abroad? Register on Travellers Online.

No country is totally immune to crisis, attacks or accidents. Register your trip on Travellers Online. This will make it easier for the FPS Foreign Affairs to inform and support you. Your data will always remain confidential.

Coronavirus

For information on the Covid-19 coronavirus, we refer you to the websites of the FPS Foreign Affairs, the World Health Organization and the FPS Health, which are regularly updated. We advise you to stay informed via these reference sites, the local authorities and the press. Further information on the measures taken in Belgium can be found on the Crisis Centre website.

Due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus, most airlines have decided to cancel their flights out of the country until further notice. Please note that the country land borders are also closed. We therefore advise you to quickly contact a travel agency and/or airline company to find an alternative.

Belgians currently visiting Iran should first contact their travel agency or airline company for assistance.

The solidarity shown by the Belgians in response to the coronavirus crisis is remarkable. We also note that the Belgians in Iran wish to contribute to that solidarity.

This is why the Facebook group #BelgenVoorElkaar - #BelgesSolidaires - #BelgierFürEinander has been set up to facilitate contacts between our nationals abroad. Become a member of this Facebook group now.

Your specific questions can be addressed to our employees in Brussels via the Facebook chat open every day from 7am to midnight (Belgian time).

Visa and Consular Sections

In response to the coronavirus crisis, the European Union decided to temporarily close the external borders to third-country nationals making non-essential journeys. This temporary travel restriction applies until further notice.

As a result, no more visa applications can be received and no more visas can be issued. VFS is temporary closed.

With regard to pending applications, a decision to issue a short-stay visa may be suspended for a period of 3 months and for long-stay visa applications for a period of 6 months. 

For emergency visa cases, please contact the Embassy of Belgium by e-mail: Tehran.Visa@diplobel.fed.be

Currently, legalizations are interrupted and non-urgent consular appointments are postponed.

For urgent consular cases, please contact the Embassy of Belgium by e-mail: Tehran@diplobel.fed.be

The opening hours of the Embassy are temporarily reduced from Sunday to Thursday from 10am and 3pm.

In order to protect your health and that of other visitors, the Embassy only allows visits by appointment.

News

03 Apr

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will release five million euros for the development of a coronavirus vaccine. These funds will go to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), an international alliance of public and private partners, which intends to accelerate the development of a vaccine against COVID-19. Virologist Peter Piot, one of the founders of CEPI, welcomes the Belgian effort.

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.