Although UK was not the part of Schengen Agreement which was signed way back in 1985, yet British citizens are allowed to travel without a Schengen Visa across Europe for up to 90 days. However, UK’s decision to take an exit from EU may give rise to the Schengen Visa requirements for British citizens, requiring them to apply for a visa in order to visit the Schengen Area.
Visa Documentation plays a crucial role in getting your Belgium Visa approved from the Belgian Embassy/Consulate. Improper & inadequate documentation may lead to Visa Application rejection by the Embassy. Therefore, in order to avoid any hassle or delay in Visa processing, all the prospective applicants are required to meet Belgium Visa requirements.
In case you are residing in UK for employment, as a student or as a spouse of UK National & willing to travel to Belgium for holidaying or business purposes, you would be required to produce & present requisite documents to obtain a Belgium Visa.
Providing mandate documents at the Belgium Visa Centre minimizes the chances of rejection & helps you obtain your Belgium Visa Permit on time.
The document requirements may vary from case to case and type of Visa category applied for.
We at Belgium Visas, provide updated & current information & thorough guidance for Belgium Schengen Visa requirements for a smooth Visa processing.
All you need to do is fill the Online Belgium Visa Application form with the required Visa Handling fees. On receiving the forms, our experts will vouch the applications & process it further at the Belgium Consulate to book your Visa Appointment.
The list of necessary general documents & requirements required by the Belgium Embassy to process the submitted applications is mentioned below-
The VisaOnWeb Form with the bar code will be available once the applicant completes the registration via VisaOnWeb. It will be the only Application Form that will be accepted. The Belgium Visa Applicant is required to fill, sign & submit Online Belgium Visa Application Form.
The Belgium Visa applicant is required to present a valid, signed passport (Original) issued in less than 10 years from the date of application. Colored copy of the page stating applicant’s personal details & photograph should be submitted. It should be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date of return from Belgium and contain at least 2 blank ‘Visa’ pages.
The applicant is required to attach 2 Colored Passport size photographs to the Visa Application Form with a paper clip. The photographs should be taken on white background & display all the facial characteristics of the applicant. Photographs should be recent & not older than 3 months from the date of application.
UK residents holding UK residence Permit & willing to travel to Belgium for leisure or business are required to obtain Belgium Visa prior traveling to Belgium. The British Residence Permit should be presented at the Embassy. The permit should be valid for the period of 3 months after the intended date of departure from Belgium/ the Schengen area.
The Applicant is required to present proof of sufficient means of sustenance to support the entire stay in Belgium (Copy):
The applicant is required to present documents indicating the purpose of journey (e.g. Travel itinerary and confirm travel bookings like confirmation of the reservation of an organized trip or any other substantiating document to indicate the travel program envisaged). The documents should bear applicant’s name & correct dates of travel to & from Belgium.
The Applicant is required to present documents relating to accommodation ( e.g. In case of stay in hotel, guesthouse etc. – a document from the establishment confirming the accommodation offered or other substantiating document indicating the type of accommodation envisaged) at the Embassy.
In case, applicant’s stay is sponsored by a resident of Belgium (a friend or a relative), then an original “Attestation Accursed” should be presented, which should cover the entire period of stay in Belgium.
The Applicant is required to present original document or a copy of the travel insurance certificate at the Belgium Embassy. The insurance should be-
The insurance should cover the entire period of stay in the Schengen area and have a minimum insurance cover of EUR 30,000.
At Belgium Visas, we provide you assistance and support to make your Belgium Visa experience hassle-free & convenient. In case you still have queries related to Belgium Visa requirements, feel free to contact us anytime. You can simply place a request for call back & our experts will get back to you.