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.

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Coronavirus

For information on the Covid-19 coronavirus, we refer you to the websites of the FPS Foreign Affairs, the European Union, 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.

Belgians and holders of residence documents valid for Belgium are allowed to enter the country. For third-country nationals in possession of a valid visa, only essential travel (see below) is permitted. The essential nature of the trip to Belgium must be demonstrated.

Visa Section

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

As of July 1, 2020, the following essential travel is permitted:

1. Healthcare professionals/researchers;
2. Frontier workers;
3. Seasonal workers in agriculture;
4. Transport personnel;
5. Diplomats, staff of international organisations and people invited by international organisations whose physical presence is required for the well-functioning of these organisations, military personnel, humanitarian aid workers and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their functions;
6. Passengers in transit ;
7. Passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
8. Seafarers;
9. Persons in need of international protection or for humanitarian reasons;
10. Third-country nationals travelling for the purpose of study;
11. Highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is necessary from an economic perspective and the work cannot be postponed or performed from abroad.

In addition, new visa applications for family reunification may be submitted. However, this type of visa will not be issued until further notice.

New long-stay visa applications for study and family reunification can be submitted to VFS from 12 July 2020.

For all other visa applications for essential travel, please first contact Tehran.Visa@diplobel.fed.be indicating the reasons why the visa application belongs to one of the 11 categories above.

Visas in process which meet the conditions set out above will be issued from 12 July 2020.

New applications that do not fall under the essential travel categories cannot be submitted, nor can visas be issued.

Consular Section

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. Non-essential appointments can be rescheduled.

Visitors are invited to respect the following measures:

  • Maintain a social distance of at least 1.5 m.
  • Check your temperature before going to the appointment.
  • Wear a mask.
  • When entering the Embassy, use the hand sanitizing gel provided.

If you have been ill within the last two weeks or if you show symptoms of illness, please cancel your appointment. This also applies if you are living with someone who is ill or if you have recently been in contact with someone who had symptoms of COVID-19.

You can contact the Embassy of Belgium by e-mail: Tehran@diplobel.fed.be

News

12 Jul

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Philippe Goffin, welcomes the compromise reached by the members of the United Nations Security Council, which extends the "cross-border" mechanism aimed at providing humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people for 12 months via the Bab al-Hawa border point. However, the possibilities for delivering humanitarian aid through Bab al-Salam need to be improved.

11 Jul

July 11, 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the Srebrenica genocide. It was on July 11, 1995 that the town of Srebrenica fell into the hands of Bosnian-Serb forces led by General Ratko Mladic. In the days that followed, in less than a week they abducted and murdered more than 8,000 people, mostly men and teenagers, simply because they were Bosniacs.

04 Jul

The COVID-19 crisis has shaken up all habits and forced everyone to review certain operating modes. This was also the case for the FPS Foreign Affairs, where teleworking was the rule, even though it had to carry out one of its fundamental tasks: assisting Belgians abroad. Not simple when the crisis was worldwide: “It is as if you had 200 earthquakes and many aftershocks at the same time, including in Belgium”, says Minister Goffin.

02 Jul

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Philippe Goffin (MR) states that: "Following the adoption on 30 June of the European recommendation which gradually authorises non-essential travel from some 15 countries outside the European Union, Belgium has begun consultations with experts from the public services concerned with a view to achieving a cautious reopening of its borders".

02 Jul

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense Philippe Goffin welcomes the adoption on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 of new conclusions of the Council of the European Union concerning the relationship between the European Union (EU) and Africa, to which Belgium has actively contributed and which will serve as a basis for discussions with a view to redefining our relationship with our African partners.