Embassy of Belgium in Qatar

Belgium in Qatar

Welcome to our website

 
Qatar

 
Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to Qatar and would like to register with the Embassy in Doha? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through Qatar as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Then you’ve come to the right address.

On this website you will find information on consular matters that are specifically applicable to Belgians in Qatar, as well as current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information.

Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page and, if you live in Qatar, join the “Belgians in Qatar” group! For business-related matters, don’t hesitate to approach our Trade attachés and the Belgian Business Club in Qatar

 

Beware of scams

A number of citizens informed us over the last few days that they had been victims of attempted scams. They were contacted by con-men who tried to extort money from them over the phone by pretending to be working for our Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In order to make their story more credible, they had managed to have our central telephone number in Brussels appear (02/501.81.11) on the screen.

We call expressly everyone not to take any kind of action following such calls. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs never takes contact by phone alone to clear financial matters with the public, whatever the issue.

If you are the victim of a fraud, please inform us through our complaint form or refer it directly to the federal contact point (https://meldpunt.belgie.be/meldpunt/en/welcome).

 

News

05 Dec

Conference 'Vers une alliance euro-africaine - Défis communs et perspectives': speech by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders (Rabat, 27 November 2018).

03 Dec

The Convention on the Prohibition of Cluster Munitions celebrates its tenth anniversary. The Convention was signed on 3 December 2008 in Oslo. Belgium pioneered the fight against cluster munitions by adopting in 2006 the first law in the world prohibiting these weapons. In 2007 this commitment was complemented by a law on divestment in the field of cluster munitions production.

02 Dec

In the coming years, Belgium will invest an additional 43 million euros in the rights of girls and women around the world. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo announced this at the “Global Citizen Mandela 100” international charity concert in Johannesburg. Minister De Croo shared the stage with African heads of state and government, and music stars such as Chris Martin, Ed Sheeran, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Beyoncé and Jay-Z.

02 Dec

Over the next two years, Belgium will contribute 4.4 million euros (5 million US dollars) to the fight against forgotten tropical diseases. This will be done through the Extended Special Project for Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (ESPEN), a project of the World Health Organization which aims to control and even eliminate five tropical diseases. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will double the Belgian contribution, giving twenty million people access to the necessary treatments over the next two years.

30 Nov

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo does site visits with UNAIDS in South Africa today, on the eve of World Aids Day. Sexologist and Goodwill Ambassador of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Goedele Liekens, is also taking part in this working visit. This year, Worlds Aids Day will be organised for the 30th time. The central theme this year is 'Live life positively - know your HIV status'. Of the almost 40 million people infected with the HIV virus, one out of four doesn’t know their HIV serostatus.