Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in Finland

Belgium in Finland and Estonia

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The team of the Belgian Embassy in Helsinki. From left to right: Henry Nieminen, Mari Laakso, Anna Kalliola, consul Marc Fieremans, Jeoffrey Narag, Ambassador Carl Peeters, Tanja Tuominen and Anna Laitinen.

 

Important information for Belgians living in Estonia

Our network of Embassies and Consulates general is being reorganised. As a consequence, our Embassy in Tallinn has closed its doors on 28/02/2015. Since 1st March 2015, Estonia is part of the jurisdiction of our Embassy in Helsinki.

Read more in Dutch or French.

 

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

 

News

18 Jan

Speech by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo on the occasion of the presentation of the World Development Report “Learning to realize Education’s Promise”.

17 Jan

In response to the call of UNRWA's Commissioner-General, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo has decided to allocate 19 million EURO over the next 3 years to UNRWA, the United Nations agency which provides humanitarian help to Palestinian refugees. Belgium is one of the few donors that provides this kind of multi-annual funding. Considering the financial difficulties which UNRWA currently faces, the Belgian annual contribution will be disbursed immediately. The US government decided yesterday to suspend half of its support to UNRWA.

12 Jan

The Council of Ministers approved this morning a draft law on consular assistance to Belgians abroad. This draft law was submitted by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders. Consular assistance is the help which Belgians receive from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when they are in trouble abroad.

11 Jan

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders met today with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. Among the issues discussed, he raised the case of Ahmadreza Djalali and the fact that the death penalty should not be applied. Didier Reynders repeated that Belgium was, as a matter of principle, opposed to death penalty and in favour of a fair trial. The case of Hamid Babaeï and other issues related to human rights were also discussed.

11 Jan

Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation, has decided to allocate 1 million euro to the Start Fund. This fund is managed by the Start Network, an international network of humanitarian NGO’s. The Start Fund’s objective is to reduce the funding gap within the current humanitarian system for small to medium-sized humanitarian crises.