Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in South Africa

Belgium in South Africa

Welcome to our website

Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to South Africa and would like to register with the Consulate in Johannesburg or Cape Town? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through South Africa 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 South Africa, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events. 

WE ARE HIRING! There is a vacancy for a temporary administrative function at the Belgian Consulate in Johannesburg. Knowledge of French and/or Dutch is essential. For further details, please contact the Consulate on 011 912 96 00 or send your CV to johannesburg@diplobel.fed.be.


New South African IMMIGRATION RULES // Travelling with MINORS (-18 years)

Immigration Rules: South Africa introduced new immigration rules as from 26 May 2014: www.dha.gov.za or contact the South African Embassy in Brussels - publicdiplomacy@southafrica.be or www.southafrica.be. Your passport has to be valid at least 30 days AFTER departure from South Africa and needs to have at least 2 unused pages for entry/exit stamps or visa. Read more...



An exceptional drought is currently affecting the Cape region and has led to unprecedented water shortages. Local authorities have imposed strict water restrictions (maximum 50 litres per person and per day from 1 February). Both residents and visitors are asked to respect these restrictions and to limit water consumption as much as possible.

If you're visiting the Cape, it is recommended that you enquire at your accommodation about the measures that have been taken, since unlimited access to tap water will not be possible.

More info can be found at: https://tinyurl.com/y9bv6yaj


21 Mar

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation and Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo will be heading on a two day mission for Kenya, Africa’s “Silicon Savannah” . He will be accompanied by Startups.be and Close the Gap. Nairobi is one of the most important tech hubs in Africa with a thriving start up scene. Under De Croo’s tenure, Digital for Development (D4D) has taken a central place in Belgium’s Development Cooperation policy, leveraging digitalization for development.

20 Mar

Starting from today, direct flights will connect every Tuesday and Thursday Brussels with Shenzhen. Deputy prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the opening by Hainan Airlines of this third new direct flight between Belgium and China.

19 Mar

In a conversation today with ICRC President Peter Maurer, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo announced the doubling of Belgium’s contribution to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Over the course of the next three years, Belgium will contribute a total of 25,5 million euros to the overall operations of the ICRC. Additional funds will be allocated for specific conflict areas.

14 Mar

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns the assassination attempt against the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority Rami Hamdallah which occurred yesterday in Beit Hanoun, in the Gaza strip.

08 Mar

Today is the International Women’s Day. Despite improvements in many countries, there is still a long way to go in the defence of women’s rights. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders invited today a group of women professional athletes to take part in an event at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. Ingrid Berghmans, Kimberley Buys, Vanina Ickx, Aurélie Romanini, Sandrine Tas, Gella Vandecaveye and the Red Panthers - the female national hockey team - were among those able to join the event.