Visa for Belgium

New contribution for visa LONG stay - D

Since the 2nd of March 2015 some foreign nationals have to pay a contribution which is to cover the administrative costs involved with the processing by the Immigration Office of a long stay visa application for Belgium. When submitting the visa application, the applicant who is required to pay the contribution has to demonstrate that the contribution has been paid in full.

This contribution is to be paid by the applicant or a third party (family member, acquaintance, sponsor, guarantor etc.) in a designated bank account in Belgium. The proof of payment will need to be provided at the time of submission of the visa application. In the event that an applicant is unable to provide the proof of payment, the visa application will be declared inadmissible.

The amount of this contribution and the exemptions that exist, can be found on the website of the FPS Home Affairs – Immigration Office: www.dofi.fgov.beNo label found for: as_externallink.alttag.

The cost of the long stay visa (handling fee - €180 equivalent in local currency), will remain and needs to be paid at the time of the application. Being exempt from paying the handling fee, does not mean that you are exempt from the contribution for administrative cost.

The contribution will need to be paid in euros in a Belgian bank account in the name of FPS Home Affairs, Immigration Office, details of which are:

Bank:
BPOST N.V., Muntcentrum, 1000 Brussel

Beneficiary:
FOD Binnenlandse Zaken, Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken, Antwerpse Steenweg 59B, 1000 Brussel

Account information:
IBAN: BE57 6792 0060 9235
BIC: PCHQBEBB

Reference:

The reference must be according to the following structure:

  • Name & First name of the applicant (as mentioned in the passport)
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth: day (dd) – month (MM) – year (YYYY)
  • Purpose (Article of the law of 15.12.1980 - please consult the abovementioned website of the Immigration Office to find the correct article).

Therefore: NAME_Given name_Nationality_Date of Birth(DD.MM.YYYY)_Article(mention the n°)Law15.12.1980.

Attention

  • Any costs involved with the transfer of the contribution are to be borne by the applicant or whomever makes the transfer.
  • The contribution will not be refunded in case of refusal of the visa or in the event that you pay too much.
  • In the event that you have not paid the full contribution, you will be able to transfer the remaining balance within a period of 30 days. If you do not prove that the outstanding balance was paid within this period, the Immigration Office will not refund the partial amount that had already been received and will consider the file inadmissible.


 

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Please note that in order to apply for a visa at the Belgian Embassy in Abu Dhabi an appointment should be taken on the general number 02 631 9449 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

Important notice

Machine readable visas (which are in all cases the type issued by this consulate) are never to be applied on the reverse side of a passport page already containing another machine readable visa (regardless of the country of issuance & the validity of that visa). Therefore, it is advisable that your passport contains at least one double blank page reserved for visas (blank front and back). Be informed that your visa will not be affixed if your passport doesn't comply with these new criteria, in which case you will be requested to submit a new passport.

 
SCHENGEN STATES:

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Malta, Switzerland.

The following is only a guideline for minimum requirements. Additional documentation may be requested.

Applications will only be accepted upon submission of all the required documents, and the exact fee, 306 AED.

Visa applications have to be submitted a minimum of 3 weeks before departure.

The applicant must submit personally completed application forms plus all necessary documents.

If the visit involves two or more Schengen countries, the Embassy responsible for the issuance of the visa will be:

  • The Embassy of the main destination in accordance with the duration of stay.
  • If there is no clear main destination, the Embassy of the country of first entry.

(Link to application form at the bottom of this page)


BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR SCHENGEN VISA

Airport transit visa:

  1. Original and copy of national passport with UAE residence permit, both valid at least three months longer than the intended stay.
  2. One Application form typewritten or written clearly, duly completed and signed.
  3. One recent photograph passport size (see details in the back).
  4. Return flight ticket non refundable non transferable. A booking will do when initiating the application.
  5. Final destination visa.


Tourism visa:

  1. Original and copy of national passport with UAE residence permit, both valid at least three months longer than the intended stay.
  2. One application form typewritten or written clearly, duly completed and signed.
  3. One recent photograph passport size (see details in the back).
  4. Letter from employer and /or sponsor stating designation, date of employment, salary, period of stay, purpose of visit, financial arrangement.
  5. Copy of previous Schengen visa(s) if applicable
  6. Original Company trade license and one copy (if applicant is the owner or the partner).
  7. Return flight ticket non refundable non transferable. A booking will do when initiating the application.
  8. Bank statements for the last three months.
  9. Hotel and/or tour reservation for the whole duration of stay.
  10. Travel medical insurance for the whole period of stay.


Visa for Nannies

  1. Original and copy of national passport with UAE residence permit, both valid at least three months longer than the intended stay.
  2. One application form typewritten or written clearly, duly completed and signed.
  3. One recent photograph passport size.
  4. Letter from employer, period of stay, purpose of visit + approval for sponsoring the nanny's trip.
  5. Copy of contract with salary and date of employment (minimum one year prior to the application date).
  6. Return flight ticket (a booking will do when initiating the application).
  7. Employer's bank statements for the last three months.
  8. Hotel or tour reservation or address of stay for the whole duration of stay.
  9. Travel medical insurance for the whole period of stay.


Family visit

  1. Original and copy of national passport with UAE residence permit, both valid at least three months longer than the intended stay.
  2. One application form typewritten or written clearly, duly completed and signed.
  3. One recent photograph passport size (see details in the back).
  4. Letter from employer and /or sponsor stating designation, date of employment, salary, period of stay, purpose of visit, financial arrangement.
  5. Copy of previous Schengen visa(s) if applicable
  6. Original Company trade license and one copy (if applicant is the owner or the partner).
  7. Return flight ticket non refundable non transferable. A booking will do when initiating the application.
  8. Bank statements for the last three months.
  9. Invitation signed by the host and legalized by the city hall in Belgium.
  10. Copy of host’s identity card or passport.
  11. Host’s salary certificate fore the last three month.
  12. Proof of family link (BIRTH CERTIFICATE)
  13. Travel medical insurance for the whole period of stay.


Business visa:

  1. Original and copy of national passport with UAE residence permit, both valid at least three months longer than the intended stay.
  2. One application form typewritten or written clearly, duly completed and signed.
  3. One recent photograph passport size(see details in the back).
  4. Letter from employer and/or sponsor stating designation, date of employment, salary, period of stay, purpose of visit, financial arrangement.
  5. Copy of previous Schengen visa(s) if applicable
  6. Company trade license (if applicant is the owner or the partner); original and one copy.
  7. Return flight ticket non refundable non transferable. A booking will do when initiating the application.
  8. Invitation letter sent by business partner in Schengen state, mentioning duration, purpose and financial arrangement of stay.
  9. Travel medical insurance for the whole period of stay.
  10. Hotel reservation for the whole duration of stay.


Remarks:

  1. There is no legal right to a visa.
  2. The possession of a valid visa does not automatically entitle its bearer to enter the Schengen territory. Immigration authorities could also request that additional probatory documents (ie. hotel reservation, air ticket, sufficient funds, invitation letter, etc.) be produced.
  3. The purpose of the proposed visit may not be altered once the visa has been issued (after entering Schengen territory).
  4. For special visas (medical treatment, study, long stay) please ask for more information.
  5. Long term visa: Please find herewith the names of two approved doctors:

    Dubai

    Dr BEKAERT
    Tel: + 971 4 362 47 11 - Fax: + 971 4 362 47 10

    Abu Dhabi

    Dr Biousse
    Tel: +9 71 2 667 50 50 - Fax: + 971 2 667 60 90


Photo requirements:

Photographs should be portrait-style and the applicant should not, as a rule, be wearing any headgear. Headgear may be permitted for religious or medical reasons provided that the faceis completely visible. The fore head, cheeks, eyes, nose and chin should not be obstructed in any way. Preferably, but not necessarily, the hair and ears should also be exposed. on the photograph, the head should occupy a minimum area of 2.5cm and maximum 3.5cm. The background should be light and uniform. The first name and surname of the applicant should be written clearly on the back of the photograph. Photographs must be in colour: black-and-white photographs are no longer accepted.


Application form (DOC, 90 Kb)