Belgium Visa

Belgium Visa

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For Travel to Belgium

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Important Travel Document Information – Please Read

The Schengen Belgium C Visa is valid for up to ninety days of travel. Short-stay visits can serve various purposes, including tourism, visiting family or friends residing in Belgium, business visits, short study trips, and medical care visits. This Visa also grants the holder the freedom to travel and stay in all Schengen member states.

You must apply for the Belgium Visa 15 days before your departure date. However, visa procedures can take longer, especially during peak application periods. Therefore, it is best to submit your application 30–60 days in advance if you already know every detail of your stay.

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Who Needs a Visa to Enter Belgium?

Due to the shared visa regulations of the Schengen zone, the following individuals must apply for a visa before traveling to Belgium:

  • A national of a third-world nation that has not achieved a visa liberalization agreement with the EU.
  • You are a citizen of a third-world nation that has signed a visa liberalization agreement with the Schengen states but has not gained entry to Belgium or any other Schengen country.

If you want to visit Belgium for a short time, you must apply for a Schengen Visa in Belgium.

A short-stay Schengen or C visa permits you to remain in the Schengen region for up to 90 days out of 180 days, you may not work. If you hold a Schengen visa from another state and have not surpassed the 90-day limit, you may also remain in Belgium.T

Belgium Visa Process

Once you submit an application, it will go through an 8 point check to ensure there will be no issues with your authorization. Sometimes it can take up to 72 hours for the review to be completed. You may choose Express Processing for your review to be completed within 24 hours.

You will receive all updates to the email address you present on your application including your appointment details. Once your documentation has been processed, you must attend an appointment to submit your supporting documents and receive your visa. The official at the Belgian border will examine your papers and may ask you a few questions regarding your journey, such as:

  • Why are you visiting Belgium?
  • How long do you plan on being in Belgium?
  • Where will you be staying in Belgium?

After reviewing your documentation, the Belgian border officer will determine whether you are authorized to enter the country. You will be permitted to enter Belgium and the Schengen Area if everything seems to be in order.

Please ensure that the Belgian border agent stamps your passport with an entrance stamp when you enter the Schengen region. Please be aware that there us

Is the possibility of a fine or a jail term if you enter Belgium without a stamp.

Required Documentation For Belgium Visas

The following papers must be given to the Belgium embassy/consulate when applying for a short-term Belgium visa, according to Belgium visa requirements:

Belgium visa application form. Printed, and signed at the end.

Two identical photos. You must have taken the photographs within three months following the Belgium visa photograph requirements and specifications.

Your passport.

Copies of all of your prior visas (if applicable).

Circular Flight Itinerary, including arrival and departure dates and flight numbers for Belgium (Schengen area).

Accommodation documentation.

Documentation demonstrating adequate financial resources for the duration of stay in Belgium.

Insurance for travel to Schengen.

Belgium Schengen C-Visas

A Shengen Visa is an official travel document. It 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 area consists of 27 European countries.  The area mostly acts as a single jurisdiction for international travel with a common visa policy.

Nationals of some countries, which have not yet reached a liberalization agreement will need to obtain this travel authorization before arrival in Europe.

Belgium National D-Visas

You must apply for a residency permit or national D-Visa, rather than a Belgian Schengen Visa if you plan to stay in Belgium for more than 90 days.

Your long-stay visa must be for a period of three months to one year, regardless of the length of your anticipated stay. You must apply for a residence permit at a prefecture in order to prolong your stay beyond the duration of your visa.

The long-stay visa is comparable to a Schengen visa throughout its validity term, allowing you to travel and remain in the Schengen Area outside of Belgium for up to 90 days in any 180-day period, under the same circumstances as if you had a Schengen visa.

If you are a citizen of a country that can visit the Schengen zone without a visa, then you may travel visa-free and apply for your national visa / residence permit from within the country you wish to stay in long-term.

Entry To Belgium

The nation is located in Western Europe and has borders with France, the Netherlands, Germany, and Luxembourg. Brussels, the administrative center of the EU, commonly referred to as the capital city of the EU.

A Belgium schengen visa enables a foreign person to go to a Schengen port-of-entry (usually an airport) and request to be granted permission to enter the country. We can ensure your visa application goes smoothly, however, entrance to the Schengen zone is not guaranteed by an approved visa.

For detailed information on specific parts of the Belgium visa process, you can refer to the links in the table on the right to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

For detailed information on specific parts of the Belgium visa process, you can refer to the links in the table on the right to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

Other EU Visa Types

If you are a third-country national, you will need a visa to enter France. In fact, you will need a visa to enter any other Schengen country. Short-stay Schengen C-visas permit stays of up to 90 days. While a national D-visa/residence permit is for more extended stays in the country.

Belgium Visa Categories

Visas for Belgium fall into one of three categories:

  • Belgian visas allowing stays of up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes (Schengen Visas);
  • Non-Immigrant visas — are longer-term temporary visas for studying or working on fixed-term contracts when the holder does not plan to remain in the nation beyond the allotted time;
  • Immigrant visas – long-term visas for people who want to remain in Belgium long-term or permanently for reasons such as employment or retirement

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This depends on a number of things such as whether or not you have had a Schengen visa in the past or how many countries you intend to visit. Generally your first Schengen visa will be issued for the duration of your stay. Future applications may be granted for multiple entry for a number of years.

There are 27 Schengen members states in Europe. You can see the full list of countries in the Schengen zone on our website.

You can expect an update on your Visa Applications within 3 days of submission. You can choose express processing at checkout for a response within 24 hours.

Once you attend your appointment, your visa can take up to 15 working days to be processed by the Embassy.

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