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New version of the Protocol Guide

In addition to the usual minor corrections and adaptations, as part of this update, a procedure concerning officials on short-term special mission on Belgian territory has been inserted. In addition, Chapters 7 and 8 have been completely revised. All these changes are, as usual, highlighted in gray.

 
Communication

The Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation has the honour to inform the diplomatic missions, consular posts and international organizations established in Belgium of a change in the manner of communication with the diplomatic missions and international organizations.

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Return of CD plates

The Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation has the honor to provide all Diplomatic Missions and international organisations established in Belgium with the new procedure for the physical return of CD plates, in addition to the instructions in point 8.5.7 of the Protocol Guide.

The Protocol Directorate informs that from 1 January 2020, CD plates can be returned directly at a BPOST point that will process the deregistration of the returned plates and issue immediately a cancellation certificate.