Embassy of Belgium in Rwanda

Belgium in Rwanda

Welcome to our website

 

Please be informed that, due to measures taken against the spread of Covid-19, the Embassy will only receive on appointment. Please send an email to kigali@diplobel.fed.be explaining the reason for the request.

!!!!!!!!!!!!! IMPORTANT

By the ministerial decree of January 26, 2021, containing urgent measures to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Belgian government has prohibited non-essential travel to Belgium from January 27 to April 1st, 2021, for travelers who have their main residence abroad. 

Persons entering Belgium for essential travel must be in possession of a sworn statement :for the moment, available in French https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/fr/voyage-essentiel or Dutch https://travel.info-coronavirus.be/nl/essentiele-reis

For all information regarding specific measures and essential travel reasons, please consult this website: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/ 

 

 

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

 

News

23 Feb

On Monday, 22 February, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès addressed the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva during its high-level segment. The Conference on Disarmament, of which Belgium is a permanent member, was established in 1979. To date, it is the only multilateral instrument dedicated to the negotiation of disarmament agreements. Disarmament and non-proliferation are crucial issues for international peace and security and as such constitute a priority for Belgium's foreign policy.

22 Feb

Today, February 22, the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council started in Geneva and will continue until March 23. On this occasion, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sophie addressed the ministerial part of the session. She presented the priorities of the Belgian government and shared some reflections on the current challenges in the field of human rights.

22 Feb

Today, February 22nd, in the context of the Belgian Presidency of the Benelux, Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès invited the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ms. Fatou Bensouda, and her fellow EU Foreign Ministers for an informal meeting with the 27 EU Ministers ahead of the monthly Foreign Affairs Council. Ms. Bensouda started her mandate as Prosecutor in 2012 and will finish it in June this year.

12 Feb

On the occasion of the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès reaffirms Belgium's commitment to improving the protection of children in armed conflict. The United Nations aims to improve the situation of these children by addressing the six most serious violations of children's rights: killing and maiming, sexual violence, abduction, attacks on schools or hospitals, denial of access to humanitarian aid and finally, the recruitment of child soldiers.

26 Jan

January 26, 2021 marks the centenary of our country's diplomatic relations with Estonia and Latvia, whose independence Belgium recognized in 1921. Belgium maintained this historic decision during the decades following the Second World War and stood by these countries when they regained their independence in 1991.