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. 
 

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

 

Vacancy

For a short interim (August 16th 2018 to October 14th 2018) the Embassy of Belgium in Stockholm is hiring a Full time qualified and experienced personal assistant to the Ambassador with complementary roles in administrative and logistical support. Read more...

 
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

18 Jul

On the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the Rome Statute, the founding text of the International Criminal Court, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders reiterates his support to this judicial institution which plays an essential role in the fight against impunity. Faced with the trends of withdrawal into oneself and unilateralism, a permanent international criminal jurisdiction with a universal vocation, complementary to national criminal jurisdictions, is more necessary than ever.

17 Jul

Today, exactly 4 years ago, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over the east of Ukraine. 298 citizens, including many children, lost their lives. Various compatriots also died. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders pays tribute to their memory.

13 Jul

Beyoncé, Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran, Pharrell Williams and a series of other international and African artists will join the international # SheIsEqual  campaign on December 2 at a grand final concert in Johannesburg. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, who initiated #SheIsEqual and launched the campaign in June in Brussels, is ambitious. “This will be the largest ever campaign to support women’s rights and the Sustainable Development Goals.”

29 Jun

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased with the decision taken on 27 July in The Hague by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to assume the role of investigating the responsibilities for chemical attacks in Syria. 

25 Jun

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, together with the Belgian chocolate sector and NGO’s, wants to push forward with sustainable chocolate. Those were the stakes of the first round table discussion on sustainable cocoa that the Minister held with a limited group of actors from the chocolate sector in Gentbrugge today. Civil society actors active in sustainability and the international cocoa sector also took part in the round table.