Visa for Belgium

All information on applying for a visa to Belgium.

Where, when and how can you submit your visa application?

Information about where, when and how can you submit your visa application.
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Before applying, please ensure that Belgium is your main destination and that you are very clear on your purpose of travel.

1. Where?

For all applicants residing in Thailand, the application needs to be submitted at the Belgian 'Visa Application Centre' (VAC) and not at the Embassy. The address, as well as all other information concerning the practical modalities for filing a visa application (appointment booking, ...) can be found here or by contacting TLScontact, +66 2 838 6666,

All questions concerning the booking of an appointment, the courier/postal process, submission of the file, missing documents... should be addressed to the visa office mentioned here above. This extended service offers the applicant a detailed guidance which helps him/her better in the preparation of the file. It is strongly recommended not to seek advice through other external agencies, this can only cause confusion.

Exceptions: the following applicants can submit their applications directly to the Embassy (after making an appointment):

  1. Holder of official passport (service/ diplomatic passport)
  2. Family holders of EU citizens who fall under Directive visa 2004/38/EC on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States
  3. Return visa
  4. Others (such as humanitarian purpose….)

Visa applicants from Cambodia can apply for their short stay visa to go to Belgium at the Embassy of France in Phnom Penh

Visa applicants from Laos can apply for their short stay visa to go to Belgium at the Embassy of France in Vientiane

Visa applicants from Myanmar can apply for their short stay visa to go to Belgium at the Embassy of Germany in Rangoon

BUT visa applicants from these 3 countries have to apply for their visas at the Embassy in Bangkok for long stay and short stay visas for marriage or cohabitation in Belgium.

2. When?

We advise you to check the chapter Checking the status of your visa application and processing time

3. How?

The applicant has to submit his/her application by him/herself. The application form should be completed online. A form completed by hand will not be accepted. The applicant needs to do all legalizations of official documents through the Ministry of foreign affairs of his/her country. After that the documents need to be translated and then legalized at our Embassy or the Honorary Consulate of Belgium in Phnom Penh, or Vientiane before submitting the visa application.