New Zealand Embassy & Mission to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium


Christmas is just around corner, and many people will be getting ready to travel home to spend the holiday season with their families.


On 25 April 2015, we will commemorate the centenary of the ANZAC landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. The Gallipoli campaign is an important part of New Zealand’s history, and demand for the Anzac centenary commemorations in Turkey is expected to exceed the safe capacity for the site.


Concert-goers are promised a rare musical feat when New Zealand concert pianist John Chen comes to Brussels on Monday October 7 (19.30, Royal Brussels Conservatory).


The government has updated its travel advice for New Zealanders for several countries including Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

For the most accurate and up-to-date travel advice to any country, please have a look at the Safe Travel website.


If you are travelling to New Zealand and need to apply for a visa prior to your departure, have a look at our updated visa page.



On Sunday 22 September, Brussels organises its annual Car Free Sunday. From 9am till 7pm, car traffic is not allowed in the Brussels region, including the City of Brussels. Only emergency services, vehicles of public interest (such as taxis) and persons with a pass can circulate in the zones where car traffic is forbidden, but these will need to keep to the speed limit of 30km/hour.


The holy grail of rugby manuals is being sent by New Zealand to the Passchendaele Memorial Museum, which is reopening on 12 July 2013 after painstaking redevelopments.


New Zealand sculptor Helen Pollock's 'Falls the Shadow' is a powerful depiction of the tragedies that occurred here in Belgium nearly a hundred years ago.


Next year the town of Messines in West Flanders will be opening a brand new museum.  The museum will cover the full (>1000 year) history of the town but will also have a particular focus on the battle of Messines in early June 1917, in which the New Zealand Division played such a prominent role. 


Change to receiving office for visas in Western Europe

From 10 December 2012, the New Zealand Embassy in Brussels will no longer receive and process visa applications on behalf of Immigration New Zealand. All applications that were previously received by these Embassies should be sent by mail or courier to the Immigration New Zealand Visa Application Centre (VAC) in London.

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

United Nations Handbook

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release |

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

Remembering World War I
100 Years On

Be part of the first World War Centenary. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.