Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in China

Belgium in China

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Lockdown in Shanghai
(see the travel advice: NL: https://diplomatie.belgium.be/nl/Diensten/Op_reis_in_het_buitenland/reis... FR: https://diplomatie.belgium.be/fr/Services/voyager_a_letranger/conseils_p...)

Due to the maintenance for an unknown period of time of the lockdowns imposed in Shanghai in the context of the health crisis, the Consulate General of Belgium in Shanghai is forced to remain closed until further notice. Its reopening will be announced here. During this period of closure, you can continue to send messages to the Consulate's e-mail address (shanghai@diplobel.fed.be) and, in case of emergency, to call the telephone number of the on-call service (+86 139 0165 6117).

For the same reasons of lockdown, the Shanghai Visa Application Centre is also closed until further notice.

Below you will find links to the letters (in Dutch and in French) that have been and will be sent to Belgians registered at the Consulate, in the context of the current health crisis. These letters contain information, advice, useful links,...

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

FAQ in Dutch - FAQ in French

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.


24 May

The Netherlands and Australia have initiated a dispute settlement procedure against Russia in the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in the context of the destruction of flight MH17 on 17 July 2014. 

18 May

The SheDecides movement is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year. In 2017, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden launched She Decides. It was originally a response to the U.S. administration's backtracking with the reintroduction and expansion of the so-called 'Global Gag Rule' policy that targeted U.S. funding for NGOs operating abroad if they provided abortion services or contributed to abortion advocacy. 

17 May

The Kingdom of Belgium, as a founding member and the host nation of both the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, welcomes the application of the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden to become NATO member.

16 May

Since 2004, the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on May 17 has reminded us that discrimination against LGBTQI+ persons is still frequent.

12 May

Meryame Kitir, Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, launched the new bilateral cooperation programme together with Palestinian Prime Minister Shtayyeh on Thursday 12 May.