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All the information concerning visa applications for Belgium is available on the website of the Immigration Office of FPS Home Affairs which is the competent Belgian authority for access to the territory, stay, residence and removal of foreigners in Belgium, and on the website of the FPS Foreign Affairs.
A visa is an official permission to enter and/or stay in a country for a certain period of time. A visa is issued by the country you are going to. In general it must be requested before travelling. For Belgium, it concerns a sticker put in the passport that specifies validity dates of the visa, number of entries and number of days.
Important remarks on visa
- There is no legal right to a Schengenvisa.
- All presented documents should be original documents together with a photocopy. Original documents are restituted at the end of the procedure.
- Incomplete application forms or insufficient supporting documents may result in a negative decision.
- A later change of the travel purpose of the visa is not admissible.
- Consular officers may ask additional documents or proof.
- There is no refund of the consular fee in case of visa refusal.
- At the entry in the Schengen area the immigration authorities may ask to see the supporting documents to the visa application. Therefore the applicant should carry the originals or copies.
Via the links you will find more information about the following topics:
- Visa needed?
- Where and when shall I introduce my visa application?
- Handling fee
- Processing time and decision
- Visa for short stay (<90 days)
- Visa for long stay (>90 days)
- Visa for Luxembourg
- Schengen entry conditions
- Obligation to register in Belgium
- Refusal and possibility of appeal
- Useful addresses and forms