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.

 

NOTICE

The Embassy of Belgium in Bangkok informs you that on the occasion of the royal cremation of HM Bhumibol Adulyadej, the services of the Embassy will be exceptionally closed to the public on 26 October 2017.

 

 
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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

News

20 Sep

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders attended today in New York a meeting organized by Norway and Palau on ocean management. This debate on the sustainable use of marine resources was organised under the name  “The Oceans - a wealth of opportunities - high level dialogue on sustainable ocean management”.

20 Sep

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders chaired today the Ministerial Conference on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. This Treaty establishes a comprehensive ban on nuclear testing. It was signed in 1996, but will only enter into force after the accession of a specific category of countries. Eight of them have not yet ratified the treaty: the US, India, Pakistan, North Korea, Iran, China, Israel and Egypt. Every two years, a Ministerial Conference is organised to promote the Treaty’s ratification.

20 Sep

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders continues to follow the situation in Myanmar with great attention. He has taken note of Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech yesterday, in which she expressed regret over the suffering caused by the current conflict in Rakhine State. She has also committed to ensure the return of Rohingya refugees and condemned Human Rights violations.

20 Sep

At the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, our country allocates an additional 6 million euros to the alarming humanitarian situation in the DRC. The Minister makes this announcement today in New York, at the occasion of a meeting with the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit and with UN humanitarian coordinator Mark Lowcock. Minister De Croo also asks the international community to make more humanitarian resources available to the DRC. 

20 Sep

In the margins of the opening of the 72nd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders took part today to an event about the protection of children in armed conflicts.