Embassy of Belgium in the Republic of Korea

Belgium in the Republic of Korea

Welcome to our website

 

 

TRAVELLING TO BELGIUM

**IMPORTANT** Those (Belgian and foreigners) who can currently enter Belgium from a country outside the Schengen zone must be in possession of a "Public Health Passenger Locator Form". This form must be completed before the trip. This is a health measure instituted by the Federal Public Service. Please find more information on the form itself and on the Immigration Office website: https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/EN/Pages/Travel-to-Belgium.aspx

VISAS

The Embassy of Belgium in Seoul is accepting long-term visa applications for:

-Single permit holders (Work visa) - possible for both B29 and B34

 -Students

-Researchers

-Family reunion visa

We are not issuing Working Holiday visas yet.

**Important** We do not accept visa inquiries by phone. After referring to the contents of the website, please contact the Visa/Consular Section by email for any further questions at: consular.seoul@diplobel.fed.be

Online appointments for visa application can be made through the relevant visa page on our website. Please wear a mask when entering the embassy and follow the required Corona prevention measures. Those who have symptoms such as fever and coughing are restricted from entering the embassy.

SELF-QUARANTINE

From 1 October it is no longer mandatory for travelers coming from Korea to do quarantine in Belgium. However, if you have covid-19 symptoms, you should immediately go into isolation for 7 days and see a doctor for a test as soon as possible. If that test is positive, you will remain in isolation until day 7. If the test is negative and your health permits, you can come out of isolation again.

For questions related to entry into Belgium, please contact consular.seoul@diplobel.fed.be. We do not accept telephone inquiries.

TRAVELLING TO KOREA

Currently, all incoming travelers to Korea must apply for a visa at the Korean Embassy in Belgium and stay in quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. If you do not have your own place to stay, you will have to stay in a government facility, which costs around EUR 100 per day.

For all of you who are residing in Korea on a long-term visa, an important change in rules will apply, as of June 1st. Foreign nationals residing in Korea will now have to have two documents upon (re-)entering the Korean territory (documents will be requested upon arrival in Seoul but airlines may require them upon boarding):

1) Return authorization. This authorization must be obtained before departure from Korea from the Korean Immigration Service. Foreign nationals leaving Korea without a return authorization will have their ARC canceled and will need to apply for a new long-stay visa from the Korean Embassy in the country in which they are staying to return to Korea.

2) A medical certificate issued within a period not exceeding 48 hours before departure to Korea. This certificate must be written, in English or Korean, signed by a doctor and issued by a medical institution. This certificate must mention the date of the medical examination and the presence or absence of symptoms such as fever, cough, chills, headache, breathing difficulties, muscle aches, pneumonia. You do not need to take a Covid-19 test.

Visa holders A-1 (diplomats),A-2 (official, service), A-3 (Treaties) and F-4 (Koreans abroad) are exempt from these obligations. Foreign nationals who have obtained an Isolation Exemption Certificate issued by a Korean embassy or consulate abroad will be exempt from the medical examination and from the obligation to submit written results of this examination.

For further clarifications concerning these new rules, you can always contact the Korean Immigration Service (English Tel. 1345)

Additional precautions travelers should take to avoid a coronavirus infection include wearing a mask in public places and proper hand washing with disinfectants. Those who use public transport are encouraged to wear a mask.

For all questions related to the Corona virus, travelers to Korea can contact the number 1339. (Option 4 connects you with a translation service for service in English). You can find the latest situation on the Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention website: http://www.cdc.go.kr/cdc_eng/

Belgians and their families residing in South Korea for an extended period, even if their stay is only temporary or if they remain domiciled in Belgium, are invited to register with the embassy. Travelers, visiting Korea on vacation or on a business trip, can inform the embassy of their trip at www.travellersonline.diplomatie.be

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For information on EU research projects and initiatives to tackle the spread of coronavirus and prepraredness for other outbreaks, click here.

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

 

News

24 Sep

Today the virtual ministerial meeting on R2P - the Responsibility to Protect - will take place in the margins of the High Level Meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

24 Sep

Minister of Foreign Affairs Philippe Goffin participates today to a high-level debate of the United Nations Security Council on the theme "Global governance after the COVID-19 pandemic".

21 Sep

September 21 marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. Belgium is a founding member of the UN and the very first President of the General Assembly was Belgian Foreign Minister Paul-Henri Spaak. Faced with the challenges of our time, Belgium remains more than ever convinced of the importance of the role of the UN and multilateralism in the search for effective and harmonious solutions fostering peace and sustainable development. This commitment is also demonstrated by its mandate in the Security Council, where Belgium was elected for the 6th time.

17 Sep

Belgium is following the situation in Belarus closely and with growing concern. In recent weeks, credible reports of violations of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the country have continued to multiply. Therefore, on 17 September 2020, Belgium decided to invoke, together with 16 other participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a mechanism to mandate an expert mission to examine these concerns, to provide recommendations and to advice on possible solutions.

10 Sep

Following the fire that broke out at the reception center for asylum seekers in Moria on the island of Lesbos in Greece, Belgium has decided to send a 13-person emergency medical team under the B-FAST mechanism, which involves Defence, Interior, Public Health, Bosa, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation.