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.

Coronavirus

For information on travel to and from Belgium, we refer you to the websites info-coronavirus and FPS Foreign Affairs, which are regularly updated. Additional information on measures taken in Belgium can be found on the Crisis Centre website.

Due to the uncertain evolution of the pandemic, we strongly recommend that you stay informed about the measures in force for a trip to Belgium via these reference websites.

In addition to any additional measures that may be communicated there, anyone travelling to Belgium from Iran must complete the passenger locator form, quarantine themselves in Belgium and submit to a test. Non-compliance with these measures will be fined.

Travellers to Iran are also advised to consult the travel advice section of the FPS Foreign Affairs.

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. This temporary travel restriction applies to Iran until further notice.

Information on essential authorised travel is provided on the Immigration Office website.

The ban on non-essential travel to Belgium is no longer applicable to travellers who can prove by a vaccination certificate that they have been fully vaccinated with a vaccine approved by the European Medicines Agency. This must be the EU digital COVID certificate or a certificate from a third country, considered equivalent by the European Commission or by Belgium.

Authorised long-stay visa applications can be submitted to VFS.

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, together with the relevant supporting documents.

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

30 Jul

July 30 marks the International Day against Human Trafficking, a global phenomenon that concerns every country in the world, including Belgium. Human trafficking can take many forms, such as sexual or economic exploitation, and even involve the sale of organs. However, it always bereaves victims of their human dignity and places them in unbearable, humiliating and degrading situations.

30 Jul

At the Global Education Summit on July 28 and 29 in London, with the theme "Raise your hand," Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy Meryame Kitir announced a Belgian contribution to the 2021-2025 work plan of Global Partnership for Education. GPE is an international fund that promotes universal access to education for both girls and boys and is currently active in some 90 countries.

22 Jul

Belgium has decided to provide emergency assistance to Tunisia, following a request transmitted by this country through the European Mechanism of Civil Protection, in the context of the fight against COVID-19. Tunisia is currently facing a serious deterioration of its health situation and a sharp increase in hospitalizations. The country has informed its European partners of specific needs to help it cope with this situation, including in terms of vaccines. The vaccination rate remains very low in the country and the authorities are trying to accelerate the vaccination campaign.

17 Jul

We, the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Ukraine, whose countries comprise the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), today mark the seventh anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, resulting in the tragic deaths of 298 passengers and crew members. Our thoughts remain with those who perished on board, their families and loved ones.

12 Jul

Belgium has decided to provide emergency assistance to Namibia, following a request transmitted by this country through the European Mechanism for Civil Protection, in the context of the fight against COVID-19. In recent weeks, Namibia has been facing a serious deterioration of its health situation and an increase in hospitalizations. This situation is leading to an important need for protective equipment.