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Return of CD plates

The Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation presents its compliments to all Diplomatic Missions and international organisations established in Belgium and has the honor to provide them 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.

The Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Diplomatic Missions established in Belgium the assurance of its highest consideration.

 
Closure of the reception desk for the visitors from 1 January 2020

From 1 January 2020, the International Relations service of the General Administration of Taxes (AaFisc) will no longer receive visitors for the treatment and validation of the VAT and/or excise duties exemption certificate (Certificate 151).

The certificates designated for the AaFisc must be sent by the beneficiary organization, diplomatic mission or person to:

FPS Finance
AaFisc - OEO - International relations service
NGA24
Boulevard du Roi Albert II 33, bus 25
1030 BRUSSELS

The certificates can also be handed in at the reception desk at the main entrance of the North Galaxy Building.

After their treatment, the certificates will be returned to the chancellery of the diplomatic mission or the official address of the international organization.

The Administration emphasizes that the principles and formalities for completing the certificate included in Annex II, Chapter 7, of the Protocol Guide, still apply.

 
Customs Service of the FPS Finance

The Protocol Directorate presents its compliments to the diplomatic missions, consular posts and international organizations established in Belgium and has the honor, in collaboration with the FPS Finance, to inform them of the following.

The Customs Service of the FPS Finance will be closed on the following days :

  • November 11 and 15, 2019.
  • December 24 (afternoon) to 3 January 2020.

The Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Diplomatic Missions, Consular Posts and international organizations established in Belgium the assurances of its highest consideration.

 
Corrigendum of the communication dated 05/08/2019 concerning the application form

The Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation presents its compliments to all Diplomatic Missions established in Belgium and has the honor to provide them with a corrigendum of the communication dated 05/08/2019 concerning the application form.

The form "Special residence permit - information form" is replaced by the  attached version (PDF, 1.43 MB) with reference "© diplobel 2019 nr. P1.1/2.1/EN".

The Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Diplomatic Missions established in Belgium the assurance of its highest consideration.