Visa for Belgium
All non-essential travels are still prohibited until further notice.
For the time being and until further notice, Belgian embassies and consulates no longer accept any visa applications and no longer issue visas, except in exceptional cases (essential travel, see below).
Mandatory form for travel to Belgium
From August, 1st, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out an identification form (Passenger Locator Form). You can find this form here.
Information on the GDPR
LIST OF SPECIFIC CATEGORIES OF TRAVELLERS WITH AN ESSENTIAL FUNCTION OR NEED:
- Healthcare professionals, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
- Frontier workers;
- Seasonal workers in agriculture;
- Transport personnel;
- Diplomats, staff of international organisations and people invited by international organisations whose physical presence is required for the well-functioning of these organisations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers and civil protection personnel In the exercise of their functions;
- Passengers in transit;
- Persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons;
- Third-country nationals travelling for purpose of study; including apprentices, students and trainees undergoing training as part of their studies and researchers with a hosting agreement
- Highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is necessary from an economic perspective and the work cannot be postponed or performed abroad.
- Persons travelling for imperative family reasons, namely:
- Travel justified by family reunification;
- visits to a legal spouse or partner living in Belgium, both for professional and personal reasons, when the two do not live together;
- journeys to a non-registered partner who does not live under the same roof (de facto partner);
- journeys in the context of co-parenting;
- journeys in the context of funerals or cremations (kinship = first and second degree);
- journeys in the context of civil and religious marriages (kinship = first and second degree)
- Persons who come to Belgium to pursue a self-employed activity, irrespective of the duration of this activity, provided they have been authorised to do so by the competent region (valid professional card or proof that the conditions for exemption are met) (see details below).
- Persons pursuing an activity as an employed person in Belgium, including young au pairs, irrespective of the duration of this activity, provided they have been authorised to do so by the competent region (work permit or proof that the conditions for exemption are met) (see details below);
These above-mentioned categories are considered as travelling for essential reasons and can therefore submit their applications.
Following categories of visa can also be submitted and delivered:
- visa for family reunion
- visa for marriage
- visa for co-habitation
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Applications are submitted through the Belgian Visa Application Centre (VFS).
Belgian Visa Application Center – VFS Global
Address Unit 404 and 405, The Plaza 4th Floor, Chamchuri Square Building Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Business Hours Counter open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 08.30am to 12.00pm (except scheduled Holidays)
Call centre +66 (02) 118 7002
Please note that applicants:
- need to book an appointment through VFS instead of booking an appointment through the Embassy
- need to submit their visa application at the Belgian Visa Application Center (address mentioned here above) and not at the Embassy
- in some cases, will need to present themselves for an interview at the Embassy after submitting their applications at the Belgian Visa Application Center (generally, the day after). The appointment of the interview is organized by VFS
- from the age of 6 need to provide biometric data (10 fingerprints and digital photo) when applying for a national D-visa
General information regarding visas for Belgium is available on the website of the Immigration Office at the following address: https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/en/Pages/home.aspx.
You'll find on the following pages the information concerning:
- Where, when and how can you submit your visa application?
- The Visa Information System – Short stay visas
- How much is the visa fee?
- Type of visa / Required documents
- Checking the status of your visa application and processing time
- Refusal and possibility of appeal
- Application forms, Insurance companies, Medical certificate, Certified doctors, good conduct, list of recognized translators, ...