Embassy of Belgium in Croatia

Belgium in Croatia

Welcome to our website

 

 

Ambassador Philippe Benoit and the team of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Zagreb wish you a merry Christmas and a happy year 2018!

 

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

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR BELGIANS TRAVELLING TO CROATIA

-  Since 1 July 2013, Croatia is an European Union memberstate. Attention: Croatia is not yet part of the « Schengen » zone, which means you will be checked at the Croatian border.

 - Belgian tourists are encouraged to register themselves on the following website before travelling: www.travellersonline.diplomatie.be.

-  Belgian travellers (adults and children) should always have a valid travel document (passport or id-card) to enter and leave Croatia.

- In case you’ve forgotten or lost your travel document and you are on Slovenian territory, please contact our honorary consulat in Ljubljana or Embassy in Vienna.

- In case you’ve forgotten or lost your travel document and you are on Croatian territory, please contact the Embassy in Zagreb.

- Attention : Belgians who reported a lost travel document before travelling but, in the meanwhile, found it again, should inform their local community at once before travelling to Croatia. If you fail to do so, your travel document will be signalled as ‘lost’ and you could find yourself blocked at the border.

- Since 7 April 2017, Belgian travellers should be prepared to face longer waiting times at the Croatian border crossings because of stricter EU border controls. You can follow the situation at the land border crossings via the following link: http://www.hak.hr/en.

- The Kuna (+/- 7,4 Kuna = 1 euro) is the valid currency in Croatia.

- If you travel with pets (dogs, cats or ferrets), European Union legislation is also valid in Croatia: your pet should be micro-chipped and have a valid European Pet Passport. 

 

 

News

01 Feb

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo announce the opening of 4 new Belgian embassies in Africa. The existing diplomatic bureaus in Cotonou (Benin), Conakry (Guinea), Bamako (Mali) and Niamey (Niger) will be upgraded to the rang of embassy as of today. In doing so, our country is demonstrating the importance it attaches to its relations with these countries, as well as to the situation in the region.

30 Jan

The Belgian development cooperation will from now on appear on the field with a new logo, a new visual identity and a new baseline: “Belgium, partner in development”. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo unveiled today the new visual identity during the New Year reception of the Belgian development cooperation, in the presence of some 450 colleagues and partners of the Belgian development cooperation.

28 Jan

Exactly one year after the launch of She Decides, we count 450 million euros extra financing for sexual and reproductive rights and health for girls and women.  Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo is satisfied with the result, but also warns: "The battle isn't over. Too many girls and women still don't have the freedom to decide for themselves when, with whom and how many children they want."

27 Jan

On 27 January 1945, the extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau was liberated in Poland. the whole world became aware of horrors beyond imagination. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders joins today the commemoration of the Holocaust and of the genocides which happened in the history. On Tuesday 23rd of January, the Minister met the president of the Israeli Parliament Yuli Edelstein who was invited to Belgium by the President of the Chamber for a joint commemoration of the Holocaust.

25 Jan

The Belgian government takes note of the announcement by the Congolese authorities of measures concerning the Belgian development agency Enabel as well as the Schengen house in Kinshasa.