Embassy of Belgium in Croatia

Belgium in Croatia

Welcome to our website

 

 

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).

 

 

On March 22 2018, H.E. Ambassador Philippe Benoit officially handed over the Belgian coat of arms to M. Ivan Kovačić, who gladly accepted his new duty as Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in Croatia with headquarters in Opatija and consular jurisdiction in the following counties: Istarska, Primorsko-goranska and Ličko-senjska županija.
 

 

 

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

20 Apr

Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo asked the World Bank to focus more on the inclusion of women in the financial system. He was speaking at a debate attended by World Bank President Jim Kim and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. Minister De Croo takes part until Sunday at the yearly Spring Meetings of the World Bank, in Washington DC.

19 Apr

Belgium will financially support the World Food Programme’s roll-out of blockchain technology for cash-based transfers in refugee camps. Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Development Cooperation and Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo announced the collaboration during a working visit to the United Nations in New York. Belgium is investing twenty million euros in total this year in innovation to improve humanitarian assistance.

14 Apr

Belgium strongly condemns all use of chemical weapons which are a blatant violation of international law. Belgium therefore understands the military action in Syria of our American, French and British partners who have targeted identified production facilities. 

13 Apr

Belgium will raise its budget for humanitarian aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to 25 million euros this year. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation has announced this in Geneva, where a humanitarian donor conference for the DRC is taking place. The humanitarian crisis in the DRC has worsened considerably during the last 2 years.

13 Apr

DRC Pledging Conference, April 13th 2018, Geneva. Statement from Belgium, Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister.