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The Consulate of Belgium will be closed for the public (including visa) on following dates:

Friday 18 April
Monday 21 April
Monday 28 April
Thursday 01 May
Friday 02 May
Wednesday 21, Thursday 22 and Friday 23 May
Monday 09 June
Monday 16 June

Elections: Belgian Federal Elections will be held at the premises of the Consulate of Belgium in Rosebank, Johannesburg on Wednesday 21 MAY, from 13.00 till 21.00. To ensure your own safety, voters are requested to turn up as early as possible.

Only Belgians who are registered (registration forms arrived at the Consulate on 31 January 2014 latest) can participate in the elections.

Convocations for the elections will be kept at the Consulate. All Belgians registered for the elections and who are coming to vote in person or/and are authorized to vote by proxy for another Belgian citizen in Johannesburg will be informed.

More information about the Belgian Federal Elections: (choose language, select: Verkiezingen/Elections/Wahlen) – only available in the national languages of Belgium.


Employment vacancy for administrative officer at the Consulate of Belgium, Johannesburg


EXCHANGE RATE: As from 01 MAY 2014 the exchange rate will be 1 € = R 15.30 – should you have made a payment already, please make sure to have the right additional amount in cash with you at the time of applying (only for applications to be handed in as from 01 MAY 2014).

VISA BIOMETRIC DETAILS: As from 6th June 2013 all visa applicants will have to apply in person when lodging the application, in order to provide their biometric details. Children under the age of 12 years old are exempted.

VISA APPLICATIONS DELIVERY : As from 6th of June 2013 visa applications delivered by travel agents, courier or postal services will not be accepted anymore.

VISA APPOINTMENTS: Every visa and passport applicant has to make an appointment. It is mandatory for all visa applicants to make an appointment for each individual who is applying.

Appointments have to be scheduled on the following link:

(if you are occurring problems to open the appointment system link, kindly try in another recent browser)

VISA APPLICATIONS FOR DIPLOMATS AND OFFICIAL PASSPORT HOLDERS:  Holders of diplomatic and official passports are welcome to hand in their visa applications every working day between 08.00 and 08.30. This time slot is exclusively for holders of diplomatic and official passports, to able the Visa section of the Consulate to finalize the visa procedure in a smooth and rapid way. Holders of diplomatic and official passports are kindly asked to respect the given time slot. If not possible to hand in application at the give time slot, holders of diplomatic and official passports are kindly requested to make an appointment through in order to secure a smooth  process.

BELGIAN PASSPORT APPLICATIONS: Belgian citizens requesting a new Belgian passport are invited to book an appointment using as well, as passport applications can only be taken in in the afternoon.






158, Jan Smuts Building
Walters Avenue, 9 - 3d floor West  Core,
2196 - Johannesburg

P.O. Box 3431
Parklands 2121

T + (27) 11 9129600
F + (27) 11 4475496

Visa Fax + (27) 86 554 8622


In case of EXTREME emergency for Belgian citizens ONLY:
+ (27) 82 458 8026 (not for visa)

General opening hours 

Open to the public Monday to Friday: 08h30 - 12h00 and

13h30 - 15h30


(Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.)

Consular and Visa services

Belgian administration 
for more info click here NL FR

Passport applications:


Monday to Friday: 13h30 - 15h30


Appointments are to be scheduled on the following link:


Visa applications


Visa section opening hours:


Visa applications must be submitted by appointment ONLY - Visa appointments must be scheduled via the "online appointment" system.


08:30 - 12:00: visa applications (with appointment only)

08:30 - 12:30: visa collections


14:00 - 15:00: visa telephonic enquiry + (27) 11 912 9611


If you are late for your appointment = you forfeit your appointment 


All applicants are advised to submit their visa application minimum 15 days before travel dates


Any enquiry should be submitted by email

Please mention NAME, Visa reference nr. and contact nr.


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