Embassies are now back in operation allowing processing of visas to now resume as normal but please be aware that due to the backlog, visa approval is taking much longer than usual and can be anywhere up to 12 weeks depending on the embassy. However, you can select ‘express processing’ from drop down menu on the application.
We strongly advise to apply as soon as possible to make sure you are approved in time for your trip, you will not be allowed on your flight without a valid visa document.
If you are planning to visit Belgium and you are a citizen of a country outside of the EU You can start the process by clicking ‘Start Application‘ and completing our form. It is advisable to take your time to complete correctly as misinformation can lead to problems later in the process. You can choose the following when you are applying;
- Single Entry
- Double Entry
- Multiple Entry
Enter all information on your application truthfully as your answers will be referred to during your embassy interview. Any discrepancies will cause complications in your approval.
A Shengen Visa is an official travel document that allows a person to travel to any country in the Schengen Area, for stays of up to 90 days for tourism or business purposes.
The Schengen Zone is an area comprising 26 European countries that have officially abolished all passport and all other types of border control at their mutual borders. The area mostly functions as a single jurisdiction for international travel purposes, with a common visa policy.
All nationals of third countries, which have not yet reached a liberalization agreement with the Schengen member states, need to obtain this travel authorisation prior to their arrival in Europe.
A Schengen Visa is a short-term European visa. This type of Visa enables the holder to travel freely throughout the Schengen Area. The visa, itself is issued by one of the Schengen nations. That is to say, you can visit any of the Schengen countries for up to 90 days during a 180-day period.
The Schengen Visa is the most common visa in Europe. In order words, it entitles the holder to enter, travel freely within, and exit the Schengen area from any Schengen member country. There are no border controls within the Schengen Zone.