The British Embassy in Brussels develop and maintain relations between the UK and Belgium.

In close liaison with British and Belgian businesses, they improve trade and investment performance and develop their commercial diplomacy to best serve Britain’s economic interests and prosperity. The Embassy also works with the Belgian authorities on justice and home affairs, science and innovation, environment and climate change, and international crisis management. Additionally, the Embassy and its Consulate work on delivering a high quality consular assistance service to British nationals.

British Consulate Brussels: Services for British nationals

Urgent assistance

If you are in Belgium and you urgently need help (e.g. if you have been attacked, arrested or there has been a death), call + 32 2 287 62 11. If you are in the UK and concerned about a British national in Belgium, call 020 7008 1500.

Get or renew a passport

The British Embassy cannot help with passport enquiries. Contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office if you need help, here:

 If you cannot get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, you may be able to get an emergency travel document, here:


Get an emergency travel document

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you are abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you cannot get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, here:

If you are due to travel in the next 24 hours, contact the British Embassy in Brussels as soon as possible.

Apply online for an emergency travel document if you:

  • are over 16 years old and

  • are a British citizen and

  • have previously owned a British passport

Contact the Embassy to apply for an emergency travel document if you are:

  • over 16 years old but have not owned a British passport before or

  • not a British citizen or

  • applying for a child under 16 years old

Once you have contacted the Embassy, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Brussels, here:!/british-embassy-brussels/issuing-an-emergency-travel-document/slot_picker


Get a visa

The British Embassy cannot help with visa enquiries.

If you are not a British national, you may need a visa to travel to the UK. Check if you need a UK visa here:

If you are a British national travelling abroad and need to apply for a visa to visit a particular country or check if you need a visa, see the entry requirements on their foreign travel advice for the country you want to visit here:

For more information on visas, see UK visas and immigration here:


Notarial and documentary services

They 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 they provide here:


Legalisation services

How to get official confirmation that your UK public documentation is genuine so it can be accepted by foreign authorities, see: The UK does not require any documents to be legalised for use within the UK.


Local service providers

Use their list of local suppliers and services if you need help in Belgium. Please note that inclusion in this list does not constitute official endorsement by the British Embassy or the UK Government.


How else the British Embassy in Brussels can help

In addition to the services listed above they can also:

  • provide information about transferring funds

  • provide appropriate help if you have suffered rape or serious assault, are a victim of other crime, or are in hospital

  • help people with mental illness

  • offer support and help in a range of other cases, such as child abductions, missing peopleand kidnapping

  • contact family or friends for you if you want

  • make special arrangements in cases of terrorism, civil disturbances or natural disasters or other crises abroad

For more information on the services they can provide, see Support for British nationals abroad: A guide here:


Consular fees

The British Embassy charge fees for some of their services. See the full list of consular fees in Belgium here:

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