Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in China

Belgium in China

Welcome to our website

The usual opening hours of the Consulate General have been restored since July 1, which implies access to our services on Monday, Wednesday and Friday all day as well as Thursday morning. In accordance with the rules prevailing in Shanghai, we ask visitors who come to the consulate to present their green code at the entrance or, alternatively, proof of a negative PCR test for a maximum of 72 hours.

Below you will find links to the letters that have been sent to Belgians registered at the consulate during the lockdown. These letters contain information, advice, ... that may still be useful.

Letter dated 5 April 2022

Letter dated 8 April 2022

Letter dated 14 April 2022

Letter dated 21 April 2022 - Annexes: certificate closure consulate - information private hospitals

Letter dated 28 April 2022

Letter dated 5 May 2022

Letter dated 12 May 2022 - Annexe

Letter dated 19 May 2022

Letter dated 26 May 2022

Letter dated 31 May 2022

Temple of Heaven

Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to China and would like to register with the Embassy in Beijing or the Consulate General in Shanghai or Guangzhou? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through China 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 China, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.

Due to the closing of the borders between China and Mongolia, the consular services are hindered in its normal functioning. Please contact us for further information at beijing.consular@diplobel.fed.be.

Travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Important update for persons travelling to Belgium

Dear applicants, please be noted since 23 May 2022 there are no more COVID-related restrictions or conditions for people traveling to Belgium. So no need any more for Passenger Location Form, vaccination certificate, COVID-test results or essential travel document. Only people traveling from “High risk countries” still need to follow some measures, which can be found on the following website: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/, China is not on this “high risk list”.

Please check if there are restrictions or conditions for traveling imosed by the airline company, the airport authorities in China or the Chinese border authorities.


01 Aug

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Foreign Trade Hadja Lahbib is going to New York from July 31 to August 2 for a working visit to the UN headquarters.

28 Jul

Belgium expresses its concern about the deterioration of the security situation in the Eastern DRC in recent days, condemns the violence and calls for its cessation.

18 Jul

Declaration by the Minister for Foreign Affairs on behalf of the Belgian Government urging Chinese authorities to take action against malicious cyber activities undertaken by Chinese actors.

15 Jul

Today marks the eighth 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

On October 22 2021, Israel designated six Palestinian civil society organisations as terrorist organisations. Accusations of terrorism or links to terrorist groups must always be treated with the utmost seriousness.