Travel to Belgium

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Visa for Belgium

On this page, you will find all the information about the visa for Belgium.
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Competent authority for visa applications
All the information concerning visa applications for Belgium is available on the website of the Immigration Office of the FPS Home Affairs, which is the competent Belgian authority for access to the territory, stay, residence and removal of foreigners in Belgium.

Travelling to Belgium
For information on measures applicable on arrival in Belgium, please see our dedicated COVID-19 section

 

Please note that visa applicants need to book appointments through the website of the Visa Application Center (www.vfsglobal.com/Belgium/Qatar) and lodge their files at the following address:

JOINT VISA APPLICATION CENTER OF VFS IN DOH
1st Floor, Al Nuaimi Building,
Next To Oqba Bin Nafie Metro Station,
Airport Road,
Zone 45,
Doha, Qatar
Helpline: +974 4423 1157

Submission time: from 09:00 am to 16:00 pm
Passport retrieval time: from 16:00 pm to 17:00 pm

Holders of official passports and family members of EU citizens submit their visa application directly at the Belgian Embassy or Consulate competent for their place of residence. In order to do so, the applicant is required to schedule an appointment by email with the mission.

For all questions related to visa please use following email address: doha.visa@diplobel.fed.be

 
New visa fee for short term visa starting 02/02/2020

0 - 5 years: free
6 - 12 years: 40 €
+ 12 years: 80 €

 
Contribution for visa LONG stay - D

Since the 2nd of March 2015, a contribution is required for the processing of certain long stay (D) visa applications.

Since the first of June 2020, the retribution amounts are 63 EUR, 207 EUR or 363 EUR.

This contribution can be paid by either the applicant or a third person (family members, acquaintance, sponsor, guarantor, etc.). This contribution should be paid into the account of the Immigration Office in Belgium.

The proof of payment of this contribution needs to be presented at the time of the introduction of the visa application. Should the applicant be unable to provide a proof of payment, the visa application will be deemed inadmissible.
This contribution is to be paid on top of the handling fee of the long stay visa (handling fee = the equivalent of €180 in local currency). The handling fee will still need to be paid at the time of the application. An exemption for the handling fee, does not necessarily imply that one is also exempt for the contribution. We therefore recommend you to carefully consult the website of the Immigration Office with regards to the amount of the contribution and the manner in which this is to be paid.

Attention

  • Any bank charges or charges related to the transfer will need to be borne by the applicant or whomever performs the transfer.
  • In the event that you have not paid the full amount, you will have an additional 30 days to transfer the additional amount. If you do not provide the proof that the full amount was paid within this period, the amount already paid will not be reimbursed and the application will be inadmissible.
  • The contribution will likewise not be reimbursed in the event of a refusal of the visa.