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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As from 30/11/2020, the Belgian Embassy in Iran offers you the possibility to register online in the consular population registers.

You have access to the website e-Consul if you:

  • are Belgian ;
  • are not (or no longer) registered in a Belgian municipality, because you have notified your departure abroad to this municipality;
  • have a valid and activated Belgian eID card;
  • know your PIN code and have a card reader.

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.

Anyone returning from Iran must complete the passenger location form, quarantine themselves in Belgium and undergo a test.

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.

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, including visas for marriage, family visits to a spouse/partner, weddings and funerals of a family member (1st or 2nd degree) ;
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 work based on a single permit and professional card, those for researches (hosting agreement) and family reunification may be submitted and visas may be issued.

New long-stay visa applications for work (single permit, professional card and hosting agreement), study and family reunification 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..

Visas in process which meet the conditions set out above will be issued.

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 Dec

Tomorrow, 31 December, Belgium's sixth mandate in the UN Security Council (VNVR) will come to an end. Two and a half years ago, our country had received the support of no less than 181 countries to sit at the table of the most important body for international peace and security for two years. During those two years, Belgium has been active on all the dossiers on the agenda of this body.

23 Dec

Belgium is supporting the activities of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Syria with a contribution of 2 million euros, in response to the organization's 2020 call for contributions for the country. The ICRC's action is essential and its neutral and independent humanitarian approach, in accordance with the mandate given by the States, makes it a key player in the protection and assistance to the populations affected by the conflict in Syria.

22 Dec

No country in the world will be safe from COVID-19 as long as not all countries are safe. That is why the Belgian Minister for Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir is making 4 million euros available for the COVAX initiative. COVAX is a global collaboration with governments and pharmaceutical companies to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines are available and accessible to all countries worldwide.

18 Dec

On Thursday December 17 and Friday December 18, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès held successive bilateral meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, H.E. Ara Aivazian, and her counterpart of Azerbaijan, H.E. Jeyhun Bayramov, on the occasion of their visit to Brussels and in the margins of the partnership dialogue with the European Union. 

17 Dec

Since 2016 Belgium has been supporting the stabilization and reconstruction effort in Iraq, as part of our country's holistic approach to the fight against terrorism.