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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

The Belgian Embassy  is pleased to announce the opening of a Belgian Visa Application Desk at the Joint Visa Application Center in Abu Dhabi as from December 13th, 2016.

! At present the VFS has also opened in Dubai.

Applicants will have to book appointments through the website of the Visa Application Center  www.vfsglobal.com/Belgium/UAE and lodge their files at theat the following addres
 

                        JOINT VISA APPLICATION CENTER OF VFS IN ABU DHABI
                        
                        Level 25, Shining Tower,
                        Mubarak Bin Mohammed Street,
                        Adjacent to Khalidyah Mall,
                        Abu Dhabi - UAE
                        Tel: 971-4-2055716     

                     
                        JOINT VISA APPLICATION CENTER OF VFS IN DUBAI
                        
                        Wafi Mall, Level 2
                        Falcon Phase 2
                        Umm Hurair 2
                        Dubai 
                        Tel. 971-4-2055716

Submission time: from 09:00 am  to 15:00 pm.

Passport retrieval time: from 15:00 pm to 17:00 pm.

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New 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.

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.

 

معلومات الى طالبي تأشيرة شنجن

 

Important message

AS FROM NOVEMBER 1ST 2015, THE BELGIAN EMBASSY WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY CASH PAYMENT.

Prior payment for visa and other consular fees will be required.

  • at the counter by credit of debit card
  • by cash deposit on the account of the Embassy at any branch of the First Abu Dhabi Bank in the UAE

Bank Information: FAB (First Abu Dhabi Bank) UAE
Account Name: EMBASSY OF THE KINGDOM OF BELGIUM 
Account Number: 1411003539790034 
Account Currency: AED

Your name, surname and telephone number will be required when making the payment. Please mention your name and not that of the person acting on your behalf. 

Please find on this page the list of our services with corresponding fees. Always check if you are not subject to one of the payment exceptions.

Only payments of the full amount with clear indication of the information as above, will be accepted. In the event of announcement of modification of fees by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the difference will have to be adjusted or refunded.

PLEASE, ALWAYS BRING THE PROOF OF PAYMENT (+ one copy) WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR FILE OR REQUEST AT THE EMBASSY.

For following services the proof of payment can be sent by mail, together with the application:

  • ID-card for Belgian citizens
  • Certificates for Belgian citizens
  • Passports for Belgian citizens under the age of 6 
    ATTENTION: Only Belgians which are registered at the Embassy can apply for a passport.

 

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

The processing time for a visa can take up to 1 month. We strongly advise you to book your appointment at least 1 month in advance.

If your visa is ready, it can be collected from Sunday to Thursday between 11.00 am to 12.00 am upon presentation of your visa receipt.

 
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, 252 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 name of the approved doctor: 
     
    Dubai
    Dr Mavluda McDonnell
    Managing director/ Medical Director
    Email: mavludamcdonnell@yahoo.com

          Almavita Medical Clinic FZ LLC
          Dubai Health Care City (DHCC)
          IBN Sina Building Number 27, Block B, 5th floor
          Clinic 501, P.O. Box 505188, Dubai, UAE
          Tel. Number: +971 4 450 40 55
          Fax Number: +971 4 450 33 92

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