International organisations


The P1.3 Department takes part in drafting and negotiating the headquarters agreements (bilateral and multinational agreements) determining the status of the organisations intending to be based in Belgium and ensures the application of those Agreements. The headquarters agreements primarily determine the tax privileges and jurisdictional immunities of the organisation and its staff.

The Department’s numerous administrative duties include requesting various documents (legal letters, declarations, proof of financial support) from the competent authorities, processing litigation requests, issuing Diplomatic Corps vehicle registration numbers and handing out special identity cards to diplomats, other members of the relevant mission and their family. The conditions under which the cards are issued are set out in the relevant headquarters agreements and Belgian regulations.