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.

 
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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

10 Aug

Thanks to the mandatory self-control system and to the obligation for enterprises to officially communicate non-conform results, Belgium’s Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) discovered the illegal use of fipronil for the treatment of red lice in poultry farms, following the notification in June 2017 of the presence of this substance in an egg sample taken by a food business operator. The investigation was carried out by FASFC in close collaboration with the Department of Justice.

07 Aug

Belgium is honoured to announce today that it is launching a bid to host the European Banking Authority, currently located in London.

02 Aug

Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders remains highly concerned by the political, economic and humanitarian situation in Venezuela. He supports the 26 July statement by EU High Representative Mogherini.

28 Jul

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders expresses his concern about the continuing tensions in East Jerusalem. He calls on all parties to restrain and dialogue in order to put an end to violence and prevent more victims.

28 Jul

A group of five young Canadians are finishing today a 7-day visit to Belgium. These young people, between the ages of 16 and 18, are the winners of a competition organized by the Belgian Embassy in Ottawa, in partnership with Rencontres du Canada. The 200 or so competitors were asked to submit a work inspired by Canadian Medical Officer John McCrae's famous poem “In Flanders Fields”. The composition made the poppy the symbol of the First World War dead for Commonwealth countries.