Embassy of Belgium in Thailand

Belgium in Thailand

Further to the announcement of the passing of His Majesty the King Bhumibol on October 13th, 2016, the Embassy of Belgium in Bangkok offers its most sincere condolences to the Royal Family and to the Thai people.

The Thai authorities have declared a national mourning. It is highly advisable to respect this mourning and to follow the instructions of the authorities related to that matter.

The Embassy recommends to the Belgian nationals to remain informed by consulting the travel advice for Thailand of the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs that is regularly updated (in French or in Dutch) as well as the local media.

Welcome to our website !

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

Message of the Ambassador

Philippe Kridelka





Dear Fellow Belgians,

My predecessor ambassador Marc Michielsen has returned to Brussels to assume new responsibilities in the Foreign Ministry, and I arrived in Bangkok on 16th December as official representative of our country to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

I am looking forward to being in contact with you in the coming months. I know already a part of this wonderful region of the world, as I served as ambassador to Singapore and to Brunei in 2002-2005. After that, I had several years of very interesting experiences with the UN system, first in Paris (ambassador to UNESCO, and then Chief of Staff of the Director General of UNESCO Ms. Irina Bokova), and then in New York as Director of UNESCO’s office to the UN. I was called back to Brussels, in July 2013, to take part in the team that assisted Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in the first years of Their Reign.

All the interlocutors whom I met in Belgium before arriving in Bangkok, underlined the positive elements in their relationship with Thailand, be it in the economic, social or cultural fields, or from the civil society practitioners. And it was also the case from Belgian citizens I’ve met and who took the decision to spend a part of their life in this beautiful and friendly country.

The entire team of the Embassy joins me in wishing you a very successful and happy New Year 2017!

Philippe Kridelka
Ambassador of Belgium in Bangkok


20 Jun

Today and tomorrow Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo brings a humanitarian work visit to South Sudan, where he will talk to humanitarian workers and representatives of the South Sudanese government and the international community. Of all the four countries affected by famine this year, South Sudan is the worst off.

19 Jun

We are glad to announce that the World Bank Young Professionals Program is open for applications from June 14 - July 28, 2017.  

19 Jun

"In conflict and emergency situations, more attention must be paid to gender and the prevention of sexual violence", Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo said on the second International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. The fight against sexual violence is a priority of the Belgian Development Cooperation.

19 Jun

The Belgian government and the city of Mechelen will host a “Global Conference on Cities and Migrants” on the 16th and 17th of November 2017, together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Human Settlements Program (UN Habitat) and United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) as institutional partners.

12 Jun

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns, like the European Union, the announcements of last week by the Israeli authorities on the construction of thousands of extra settlement units.