Embassy of Belgium in Thailand

Belgium in Thailand

Covid-19

Information on the Coronavirus is regularly updated in Dutch and French.

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Embassy accessible by appointment only

Visitors whose presence at the embassy is necessary, are requested to make an appointment beforehand.

The Embassy can be reached by telephone from Monday to Thursday from 8am to 12am and from 1pm to 5pm and on Friday from 8am to 12am and from 1pm to 3pm on +66 2 108 1800.
 

Visa for Belgium:

From 1 July 2020 onwards  the visa section of our embassy is gradually reopening its doors, but only for certain categories of visas. Need more information ? Please contact us at Bangkok.visa@diplobel.fed.be or contact us by phone at + 66 (0) 2 108 18 00. If your visa request falls into one of the categories, we will be happy to arrange an appointment for you to submit your visa request.
 

Consular services:

Appointments for consular matters can be made by selecting the date and time of the appointment on our electronic calendar (E-appointment) by selecting the subject and clicking here (link - use Google Chrome).

If you are having difficulty registering your appointment online, please send us an email to consular.bangkok@diplobel.fed.be indicating the reason for the appointment and the preferred dates / times.
 

Guidelines for visitors:

  • If you have been ill or have had symptoms for the past two weeks, please postpone your visit to the embassy.
  • This also applies if you live with someone who has had symptoms or has recently had contact with someone who has had COVID-19 symptoms. Preferably check your temperature before going to the embassy.
  • Wear a mask.

Use the alcohol gel available at the entrance of the embassy.

 

Visa for Thailand

The embassy is experiencing a surge in questions about the extension of Thai visa. We are in contact with the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs and with Immigration.

Please contact Immigration to review your options.

Belgian citizens have been able to return to Belgium at any time throughout the corona crisis. The embassy will therefore not issue any extension letters.

 

Following the official announcement on 31 July 2020, the Thai government grants automatic extension for visas expiring before 26 September 2020.

  • Short-term or long-term visas: all foreign nationals who have been permitted a temporary stay in Thailand with short-term or long-term visas must submit an application for extension of stay permit or must prepare to leave Thailand before 26 September 2020
  • 90 Days Report: Foreigners who had to submit a 90 days report between 26 March 2020 and 31 July are obliged to do before 31 August 2020 through the specified channels.

If your visa expired on 25 March or earlier you must have previously extended your visa. Overstay fines will not be waived for visa expiration on 25 March or earlier.

If you have questions or for more info on the third automatic visa extension as of July 31st until September 26st, 2020, please visit the following site: https://bit.ly/2DgP7rl of https://www.immigration.go.th/en/

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From April 3rd, the Cambodian government grants automatic extension of tourist visa to travellers who arrived in Cambodia after 01.01.2020 and who are unable to return home.

Overstay fines will be waived until they are able to leave Cambodia.

 

 

Informative websites on Covid-19

We recommend you to regularly consult:

News

09 Aug

In cooperation with the UN, French President Macron is organizing a donor conference for Lebanon this afternoon. Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defense, Philippe Goffin, will represent our country. President Trump and King Abdullah II have already confirmed their participation. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, Alexander De Croo, has already released 5 million additional humanitarian aid.

08 Aug

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence, Philippe Goffin, just announced that a C130 military transport aircraft will leave from Melsbroek to Beirut tonight at 8pm with urgent medical and humanitarian equipment for the victims of the huge explosion. Besides the victims and wounded, the enormous devastation has also left many people homeless. To help them, material for temporary shelter will also be sent along.

17 Jul

The world of multilateral diplomacy and international justice - of which the International Criminal Court is part - is going through a deep crisis and has to face threats and hostile action. The relevance of multilateral institutions is being questioned and countries are increasingly withdrawing into themselves. On International Justice Day, Foreign Minister Philippe Goffin emphasizes that Belgium will continue its efforts to strengthen the rule of law and the unique and essential role of the International Criminal Court.

12 Jul

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence, Philippe Goffin, welcomes the compromise reached by the members of the United Nations Security Council, which extends the "cross-border" mechanism aimed at providing humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people for 12 months via the Bab al-Hawa border point. However, the possibilities for delivering humanitarian aid through Bab al-Salam need to be improved.

11 Jul

July 11, 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the Srebrenica genocide. It was on July 11, 1995 that the town of Srebrenica fell into the hands of Bosnian-Serb forces led by General Ratko Mladic. In the days that followed, in less than a week they abducted and murdered more than 8,000 people, mostly men and teenagers, simply because they were Bosniacs.