Embassy of Belgium in the Republic of Korea

Belgium in the Republic of Korea

Welcome to our website

 

 

MESSAGE FROM THE AMBASSADOR

 

Ambassador François Bontemps

Dear Belgian and Korean friends,

With my wife, I am pleased to return, in a spirit of service, to Korea, a country we love, to broaden and deepen the partnership between our two countries. Let us try to stay together in an adventure of friendship that draws its source from a long history and solid foundations. For our part, we will strive to be strong and united enough to navigate through crises, address common challenges and correct our own mistakes; to be sharp and smart enough to identify and develop shared opportunities. Hoping to meet you personally along the way, I thank you in advance for your support and wish you all the best.

François Bontemps

September 2021

TRAVELLING TO BELGIUM

For a stay of less than 3 months, Koreans can travel to Belgium without a visa. There are currently no Covid-restrictions for travelers going to Belgium.

For questions regarding visa applications for Belgium, you can contact us by e-mail at: consular.seoul@diplobel.fed.be

TRAVELLING TO KOREA

For a stay of less than 3 months, Belgians can travel to Korea without a visa. Currently, all inbound travelers traveling to Korea who do not possess a Korean Alien registration card (ARC) must apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (K-ETA) in advance - at least 72 hours before departure - on the site www.k-eta.go.kr. A K-ETA is valid for multiple trips over a period of 2 years and costs KRW 10,000 per person.

Travelers visiting Korea on vacation or on a business trip can inform the Embassy of their trip on www.travellersonline.diplomatie.be. It is recommended to enter your information (such as your current COVID symptoms) into the Korean authorities' registration system (Q-Code) prior to departure, to shorten your waiting time at immigration control.

For all questions related to the Corona virus, travelers to Korea can contact the number 1339. (Option 5 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: https://www.kdca.go.kr

 For further questions you can contact us by e-mail at consular.seoul@diplobel.fed.be or by telephone on +82 (0)2 749 0381. Also keep an eye on our Facebook page and follow the travel advice (in NL/FR only).

 

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

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25 November is the symbolic day on which we focus on the elimination of violence against women. It also marks the kick-off of the annual international campaign "16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence" to eradicate violence against women and girls around the world.

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18 Nov

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17 Nov

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15 Nov

This 15th November, the eighth World Congress against the Death Penalty opens in Berlin in the presence of Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib.