Embassy of Belgium in Hungary

Belgium in Hungary

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Budapest

 

#AffairesConsulaires | Cette semaine, les élections communales et provinciales auront lieu en Belgique. Les citoyens belges qui habitent à l’étranger ne peuvent pas participer à ces élections. Ils ne recevront pas de convocation ou de bulletin de vote. Ils ne peuvent pas non plus voter par procuration. En revanche, les Belges à l’étranger pourront voter en 2019. Pour plus d’informations : https://bit.ly/2O45yul

#ConsulaireZaken | Deze week vinden in België gemeenteraads- en provincieraadsverkiezingenplaats. Belgische burgers die in het buitenland wonen, kunnen niet aan die verkiezingen deelnemen. Zij zullen geen oproepings- of stembrieven ontvangen. Er kan ook niet met een volmacht voor hen gestemd worden. De Belgen in het buitenland kunnen wel in 2019 hun stem uitbrengen. Meer info daarover: https://bit.ly/2NCcek8

#KonsularischeAngelegenheiten | In dieser Woche finden Kommunal- und Provinzialwahlen in Belgien statt. Belgier im Ausland können nicht an diesen Wahlen teilnehmen. Sie erhalten keine Wahlbenachrichtigung oder keinen Stimmzettel. Sie können auch nicht per Stellvertreter wählen. Trotzdem können Belgier im Ausland an den Föderalen Parlamentswahlen und den Wahlen zum Europäischen Parlament im Jahre 2019 teilnehmen. Für weitere Informationen: https://bit.ly/2xxQ1K6

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

 

Beware of scams

A number of citizens informed us over the last few days that they had been the 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 telephone screen of their victims.

 

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 (https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en/Contact/complaints) or refer it directly to the federal contact point (https://meldpunt.belgie.be/meldpunt/en/welcome). 

News

18 Oct

Today, the Chamber of Representatives approved an amendment of the legal framework in which the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO) operates. The amendment is the final element of a thorough reform of BIO. This reform makes the investment company better embedded in the Belgian development policy, strengthens the link with the private sector, and increases the impact of the development initiatives in Belgium’s partner countries.

18 Oct

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo endorsed a number of international commitments today to step up the efforts against sexual misconduct in the international aid sector. The commitments were signed in the margins of the international high-level meeting “Putting People First” which took place in London today.

17 Oct

Belgium is the second most efficient donor in the fight against extreme poverty. This is the conclusion of the respected Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in their recent report: “Financing the end of extreme poverty”. Our country ranks right behind Ireland, but ahead of Scandinavian countries such as Norway, Sweden and Finland. The focus on least developed countries and the strengthening of aid effectiveness has been one of the priorities of the Belgian development cooperation policy over the last years.

15 Oct

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased that the European Union created a sanction regime against the use of chemical weapons today in Luxembourg. This allows the EU to act against people and organization involved in the development and the use of chemical weapons. This decision by the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, underlines the European commitment to the fight against these gruesome weapons.

12 Oct

Speech by Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo on the occasion of the celebration of Marleen Temmerman.