We maintain and develop relations between the UK and Belgium.

Access to the Consular Section is by appointment only. If you are a British National who needs consular assistance, call +32(0)22876211 and select the ‘Consular Services’ option to speak to an officer.

Find out more on our UK and Belgium news page.

We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Belgium. You can access UK government services while in Belgium.

Read the latest information on the rights and status of UK nationals living in Europe including our practical guide to Living in Belgium guide.

Urgent assistance

If you’re travelling in Belgium, see our Belgium Travel Advice about coronavirus (COVID-19).

See also our coronavirus travel advice for all our latest guidance on travel during coronavirus.

If you’re in Belgium and you need advice which is not covered by reading our travel advice then you can contact us online

If you’re in Belgium and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +32 2 287 62 11.

Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for an emergency travel document

If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.

If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen

If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.

Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

We may be able to offer notarial services, including:

  • administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit
  • make a certified copy of a document (British passports only)

See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Belgium.


UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) is responsible for all Visa matters. The British Embassy does not deal with visa services and cannot advise you on visa matters.

Find more information about:

Our people

Martin Shearman CVO

British Ambassador to Belgium

Contact us

British Embassy Brussels

Avenue d’Auderghem 10
1040 Brussels

(+32) 2 287 62 11

(+32) 2 287 62 50

Public access to the Consular Section is by appointment only.

24/7 support is available by telephone for all routine enquiries and emergencies. Please call +32 (0) 2 287 6211.

Use our contact form for consular enquiries, including on your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU:

The Consular Section does not process visas.

For visa information please visit: https://pos.tlscontact.com/bru_en/

For information on passports please contact: https://www.gov.uk/browse/abroad/passports

For enquiries that are not about consular issues please email: public.brussels@fcdo.gov.uk

Please note that we do not answer enquiries about passports or visa applications.

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