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 24 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.

Incoming travelers must also have proof of a negative result from a PCR test performed within 48 hours of their departure or a negative result from a RAT test, performed at a medical center within 24 hours of their departure. It is recommended to enter the proof of the negative COVID-test into the Korean authorities' registration system (Q-Code) prior to departure. In addition, everyone must retake a PCR test within 3 days upon arrival in Korea. 

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

09 Jun

Du 9 au 10 juin, la Mission économique belge aux États-Unis, conduite par S.A.R. la Princesse Astrid de Belgique, représentant Sa Majesté le Roi, sera à Boston, Massachusetts, pour des contacts avec des entreprises et des représentants des autorités afin d'explorer les possibilités de renforcer les partenariats solides et cordiaux entre la Belgique et les États-Unis.

07 Jun

From June 7 to 9, the Belgian Economic Mission to the USA, led by HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium, representing His Majesty the King, will be in New York for contacts with businesses and public officials in order to explore opportunities to strengthen the strong and cordial partnerships between Belgium and the United States.

05 Jun

From June 4 to 6, HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium, representing the His Majesty the King, will lead the Belgian economic mission to the USA to its first stop in Atlanta, Georgia. Several visits to businesses and with public officials are scheduled in order to explore opportunities to strengthen the partnerships between Belgium and the United States.

03 Jun

The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UNCTED) paid a working visit to Belgium from May 31 to June 4, with the objective of monitoring Belgium's implementation of UN counter-terrorism resolutions and assessing Belgian counter-terrorism policy. This committee also evaluates the cooperation between UN member states and disseminates best practices in the field of counter-terrorism. This was UNCTED's first assessment visit since the 2016 Brussels attacks.

02 Jun

From June 4 to 11, HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium, representing His Majesty the King, will lead an economic mission to Atlanta, New York City and Boston in the United States of America. With over 540 participants, i.e. business representatives from 270 leading Belgian companies and a solid academic delegation as well, this is one of the largest ever organized.