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

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

1.The general rule is that:

- Visa applicants from Cambodia can apply for their short stay visa to go to Belgium at the French embassy in Phnom Penh: http://www.ambafrance-kh.org/

- Visa applicants from Laos can apply for their short stay visa to go to Belgium at the French embassy in Vientiane: http://www.ambafrance-laos.org/

- Visa applicants from Myanmar can apply for their short stay visa to go to Belgium at the German embassy in Rangoon: http://www.rangun.diplo.de/

BUT visa applicants from these 3 countries should apply for their visas in Bangkok for long stay and short stay visas for marriage or cohabitation in Belgium.

For all applicants residing in Thailand and the other applicants who have to come in Bangkok (see exception here above, long saty visa, ...), as from the 21.11.2016 onwards, 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 calling through Belgian VFS callcenter : +66 (02) 118 7002. 

All questions concerning the booking of an appointment, the courier/postal process, ... should be addressed to VFS. This extended service from their website and the call center 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.

We are confident that this method of working through an appointment system will be a major step forward in the quality of our services.

2. We advise you to submit your visa application one month before the departure date but be aware of the processing time (check the chapter: Checking the status of your visa application and processing time).

3. When a decision is taken (approval or refusal), your passport and all original document, together with the eventual motivation of the refusal, are sent back through VFS.

4. The applicant has to submit his/her application by him/herself. The application form should be completed online (https://visaonweb.diplomatie.be). A form completed by hand will not be accepted.

5. The applicant needs to do all legalizations of official documents through the Embassy before submitting the visa application.

6. You can submit your application at the earliest three months before your planned visit.

Note : In compliance with Article 17.5 of the Community Visa Code, the Embassy maintains the possibility for all applicants to lodge their applications directly at the Embassy. In that case an appointment must be requested by email to bangkok.visa@diplobel.fed.be. In conformity with Article 9.2, the appointment shall, as a rule, take place within a period of two weeks from the date it was requested.