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Belgium Embassy in South Africa

The main office of the Belgium Embassy in South Africa is located in Leyds Street, Pretoria. Here is where Ambassador Pierre Labouverie operates to ensure good relations between South Africa and Belgium. Along with the embassy staff, Belgium's diplomatic representation also includes a military attaché, two trade attachés (from Walloon and Flemish regions as well as a Flemish Community representative handling culture and development work. This complete team at South Africa's Belgium Embassy offices ensures the Belgians are well taken care of and that South Africans planning a trip to Belgium can obtain the necessary documentation.

The Belgium Embassy in Pretoria can be contacted via telephone on +27 12 440 3201 or e-mail on Pretoria@diplobel.fed.be. The hours of operation at the Pretoria office are 09:00 am to 05:00 pm, Mondays to Fridays. This Embassy has jurisdiction over South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho. Services offered by the Belgian Embassy in South Africa include registration of Belgians, issuing of identity cards to Belgians in foreign countries, issuing of Belgian passports, providing travelers to Belgium with the necessary visa, citizenship, legalization, sorting out Belgian pensions, child abduction assistance, assistance in the event of death in a foreign country and so forth. Also offered are notary services which are things such as marriage contracts, cohabitation contracts, purchase and sale of property, alteration of prenuptial agreement, settlement of an inheritance and so forth. Notary services can either make use of the local South African Authority or deal with the consular/diplomatic representative.

The Consulate General of Belgium in Johannesburg is located at Walter Avenue in Rosebank. Its hours of operation are 09:00 am to 12:00 noon, then 01:30 pm to 03:30 pm on Mondays to Fridays. You can contact the Belgium Consulate General in Johannesburg on telephone number +27 11 912 9600 or e-mail on Johannesburg@diplobel.org. Jurisdiction of this consulate general is over Kwazulu-Natal, Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North West Province. It is at this Consulate General that matters relating to marriages and nationality are dealt with.

Another Consulate General of Belgium is located at Vogue House in Cape Town. This office has jurisdiction over the Western Cape, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape. You can contact the Belgium Consulate General in Cape Town on telephone number +27 21 419 4690 or e-mail on Capetown@diplobel.org.