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Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to South Africa and would like to register with the Embassy in Pretoria or the Consulate General in 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.
VACCINATION FOR BELGIANS LIVING ABROAD
As part of the roll-out of the vaccination campaign in Belgium, the Interministerial Conference on Public Health, on the proposal of the Vaccination Task Force, has also set guidelines for access to vaccination in Belgium for Belgians living abroad. More information about this option can be found at https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/services/vaccination_belgians_abroad. Also read the most recent information here and keep following us on social media. Belgians registered at our embassy / consulate / diplomatic office will also be contacted personally by email.
COVID-19 – CURRENT SITUATION FOR TRAVELERS
The situation can change from one minute to the next. You can find up to date travel advice on the following websites:
Please follow up these following websites as well:
Also consult the information privided by the WHO (World Health Organisation) and the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp:
In order to assist you to the best of our abilities, please register on https://travellersonline.diplomatie.be
Updated advisory November 2019: NEW REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILDREN (-18 years) TRAVELLING THROUGH SOUTH AFRICAN PORTS OF ENTRY
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org 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...
South African IMMIGRATION RULES // Temporary (handwritten) Belgian passports not accepted to enter South Africa
Please note that temporary (handwritten) Belgian passports are not accepted to enter South Africa, unless in the case of a proven life threatening medical emergency situation!