Q : I am writing a paper on Belgium. Can you tell me where I can find more information on the history and structures of your country?
A: There are a multitude of websites and books that deal with the subject you are writing about, but for an overview of Belgium, click here.
Q: I want to go and study in Belgium. Can you give me more information on Belgian universities and what I have to do to be able to study there?
A: For more information on the universities, grants and entry requirements, please click here.
Q: How do Belgium and South Africa cooperate? How are the relations between the two countries?
A: The relations between South Africa and Belgium are very strong indeed. We share an outlook on many international affairs and we cooperate closely on many levels, both in South Africa itself and on the international stage. For more information: see Bilateral Relations on this website.
Q: I am very interested in Belgium, but I do not have much time to keep up to date on the latest developments. Do you have a newsletter that I can read?
A: Yes, we do. The Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has a bimonthly newsletter “Belgium Unlimited”. It will be posted to this website. For previous and current issues, click here.
Q: I want to expand my business into Europe and hope to base my operations in Belgium. Where can I find information for investors?
A: There are several agencies at your disposal if you wish to invest in Belgium. For links to their websites, click here. We hope to welcome you in Belgium soon!
Q: I have heard the ports of Belgium are the gateway to Europe. Where can I find some more information on them?
A: The sea ports of Belgium are Antwerp, Ghent, Ostend, Zeebrugge and Brussels. In addition to these, Belgium also has fluvial ports such as Liège. For more information on the Belgian ports, click here .
Q: I am considering going to Belgium for my holidays. Where should I go and where can I find more information on accommodation and sights?
A: For more information on Belgium as a tourist destination, click here.
Q: I want to travel to Belgium. Do I need a visa and where do I get it?
A: Our consulates will help you with all your questions. For the addresses of our consulates and visa requirements, click here.
Q: I am a Belgian in South-Africa and I have lost my passport. What do I do?
A: First of all, do not forget to report the loss or theft to the police! To apply for a new and/or temporary passport, contact our Consulate General in Johannesburg or Cape Town.
Q: I live in South African now that I am retired, but I have worked in Belgium all my life. Do I still get my pension?
A: For more information on receiving pensions abroad, click here.