Embassy of Belgium in Sweden and in Latvia

Belgium in Sweden and Latvia

Welcome to our website

 

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

Beer cruise by Belgoklubben

On October 18-19 and 19-20, Belgoklubben is organizing a beer cruise from Stockholm to Turku on the Silja Galaxy.
On board you can taste new and classic beers from ten of Belgium's most mythical microbreweries and brewers and shop unique products as they will open the world's first Belgian beer shop at sea.

SBA members receive the same discount as Belgoklubben members when booking with code BELGO RABATT. (Cabin-B included in the festival ticket price).
For more details regarding this unique cruise, please check Belgoklubbens website here: https://www.belgoklubben.be/belgokryssning

 

Forest fires

Due to the persistent drought, there is an increased risk of forest fires in most parts of the country. Please follow the government instructions closely and keep up to date with the latest information via the following link (in English):

https://www.krisinformation.se/english

 
Beware of scams

A number of citizens informed us over the last few days that they had been the victims of attempted scams. They were contacted by con-men who tried to extort money from them over the phone by pretending to be working for our  Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In order to make their story more credible, they had managed to have our central telephone number in Brussels appear (02/501.81.11) on the telephone screen of their victims.

We call expressly everyone not to take any kind of action following such calls. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs never takes contact by phone alone to clear financial matters with the public, whatever the issue.

If you are the victim of a fraud, please inform us through our complaint form (https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/Contact/complaints) or refer it directly to the federal contact point (https://meldpunt.belgie.be/meldpunt/en/welcome).

 

Closing days of the Embassy

In 2018 the Embassy will be closed on these public holidays.

 

News

24 Sep

The children’s rights organisation UNICEF is launching Generation Unlimited today in New York. This is a global partnership that commits to more opportunities for young people between 10 and 24. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has been appointed as one of the five “Champions” who will promote the new global partnership.

24 Sep

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is in New York for the annual session of the General Assembly. A busy week ahead with meetings and debates at the United Nations (UN).

21 Sep

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. 70 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this year’s theme is dedicated to the Right to Peace. Belgium is determined to continue working towards peace.

17 Sep

Today, Jean Van Wetter (40) has been appointed as new director general of the Belgian development agency Enabel. He is taking over from Carl Michiels, who successfully led the agency for 14 years. The board of directors expresses its gratitude to Carl Michiels for his efforts and achievements. After a difficult start, he managed to put the agency on the right track and turn it into an internationally respected organization.

14 Sep

Deputy Prime Ministers Alexander De Croo and Didier Reynders have been following with great concern the developments in the Bedouin community of Khan al-Ahmar. Like the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and other European countries, they urge the Israeli authorities not to proceed with the demolition of this community, which would lead to the forced displacement of its inhabitants. Much of the infrastructure of this Palestinian community was financed by the EU and its Member States, including Belgium.