Belgium Visa | Documents required 2

How to apply and obtain Belgium Visa?

You must apply for your visa in person at the Belgian embassy or consulate in your home country, where you will be asked questions about your travel plans and circumstances.

If you wish to travel to Belgium, you may need to apply for a visa. If you meet the following criteria, you do not require a tourist visa to visit Belgium:

  • Your country is a member of the Schengen Area or the European Economic Area/Union.
  • You are a citizen of the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Monaco, the Republic of Andorra, Japan, or any other nation with which Schengen has negotiated a visa-free agreement.

Anyone who does not come from an EU/EEA country must apply for a Belgian national visa in order to study, work, or live in Belgium for an extended period of time.

Procedure to apply for Belgium Visa

  1. Fill out the application for a visa. Make sure you fill in all of the needed personal information.
  2. After you’ve completed your application, double-check that you have all of the necessary documentation for the type of Belgium visa you’re asking for.
  3. Then first determine where you must apply for a Belgian visa. The Belgian embassy or consulate in your home country could be the place to go. It could potentially be a visa application center that has been approved to process visa applications by Belgium. It might also be any other Schengen country’s embassy or consulate that Belgium has authorized to handle visa applications.
  4. To deliver them, you must make an appointment through email or in person.
  5. Attend the interview for a visa. You will be asked questions about the reasons for your trip to Belgium.

What is the eligibility to apply?

  • You must be a citizen of the country from which you intend to apply for a visa to Belgium.
  • You must be a foreign national who is presently residing in the country from which you are applying on a temporary residence permit.
  • If Belgium is the only country in the Schengen Zone that you want to visit, you can apply for a visa.
  • If you want to spend the majority of your trip in Belgium, you are entitled to apply for a Belgian visa.
  • If Belgium is the starting point of your Schengen Zone visit.

Types of Visa

If you apply for a short-term visa (up to 90 days), several nations allow you to have your visa application handled by another Schengen country with whom Belgium has signed a representation agreement.

1. Tourist Visa:

You will need to apply for this visa type if you want to spend your vacation in Belgium sightseeing and exploring the country.

2. Visitor’s Visa:

This particular Belgian visa is for those who have family or friends in Belgium and wish to visit them for a short period of time.

3. Schengen Visa type(C):

If you need to travel outside of the Schengen Area and need to transit via one of Belgium’s airports, you’ll need this visa.

4. Long-Stay Visas (D-Visa)

Those planning to stay in Belgium for more than 90 days must apply for a long-stay visa (visa D), which is issued based on the following criteria:

  1. Student Visa: This visa is for students who want to study in Belgium for up to three months on a short-term basis or depending on the duration of the course.
  2. Work Visa: If you want to work in Belgium, you can apply for a work visa. In most cases, you’ll need an employer in Belgium to sponsor you for this form of visa, but this isn’t always the case. It can be valid for up to 1 year.
  3. Dependent Visa: This visa, also known as a family reunion visa, is provided if you have a family member in Belgium, generally a partner, and you want to visit them. Your dependent visa is normally granted for the same period as your partner’s visa. It’s valid for up to 6 months.
  4. Cultural, sports, and film crew visa: if you intend to visit Belgium for a cultural, sporting, or cinematic event. It’s valid for up to 180 days.

What Documents are required to apply for Belgium Visa?

The following documents are necessary to apply for a visa in Belgium:

  • Application for a visa in Belgium
  • Two images that are nearly identical
  • Your passport
  • a copy of any previous visas you’ve had
  • Preference Form for Languages
  • A letter of introduction
  • Itinerary for a round-trip flight.
  • Travel Insurance for the Schengen Area
  • Proof of lodging is required
  • Proof of citizenship is required
  • Proof of enough financial resources for the duration of your stay in Belgium.

What is the processing time?

Under normal conditions, the full process of obtaining a Belgian Schengen visa should take roughly 15 days. However, depending on the number of applications received by the Belgian embassy at the time you apply, the term may be extended. The process can go up to 60 days.

What is the cost?

Short Visa fees:

  • For Adult: 80 €
  • Children between 6-12 years of age: 40 €
  • Child between 0-6 years of age: Free
  • Researchers and Scientists: Free
  • Family Members of an EEA national: Free
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia Citizens: 35€

Places to visit in Belgium

1. Bruges: Palaces And Canals

Bruges, a gorgeous medieval town with historic buildings and canals, is one of the most beautiful Belgium tourist attractions.


2. Ghent: Art And Serenity

Ghent, a lovely and calm town filled with historical sites, medieval structures, and Belgian churches, is another notable city in Belgium.


3. Ardennes: Hills, Forests, And Adventures

The Ardennes are a hilly region in Belgium that is one of the most popular destinations for adventurers. Ardennes boasts lush forests, rocks, and caverns, making it ideal for walking, camping, and bicycling.


4. Brussels: Nightlife And Shopping

Brussels is one of the most popular destinations to visit in Belgium because it is the capital and one of the major centers of magnificent museums, palaces, chapels, and houses.


5. Dinant

Dinant, located on the banks of the Meuse River in the Belgian province of Namur, is another tourist attraction and one of the best places to visit in Belgium.


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    Hello, mid September Elif Göckan applied for a tourist visa in Ankara to come to Belgium. Now; end November no news about the status of her visa. The application nu,ber 151370 is not traced back or just states: in progress. Do you know who can help me to find out the status of her visa application please?
    Many thanks in advance,