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Visa for Belgium

 

Mandatory form for travel to Belgium

From August, 1st, all persons returning to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out an identification form (Passenger Locator Form). You can find this form here.

 

Attention

On 02.02.2020, new visa regulations will enter into force:

The visa fee for adults will cost EUR 80 / AED 328 , for children between 6-12  it will cost EUR 40 / AED 164

All visa applications are to be submitted through the outsourcing company VFS https://www.vfsglobal.com/belgium/UAE/visa-types.html

Family members of Belgian nationals can apply through VFS or directly through the Embassy: please send an email to abudhabi.visa@diplobel.fed.be to book an appointment and learn about the required documents.

Applicants now also have the possibility to apply for a visa already 6 months before their travel date. Please note that the application must be submitted at least 15 days before the desired travel date.

For more information, kindly consult:

https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/news/schengen-visa-rules-set-to-change-...

 

                        JOINT VISA APPLICATION CENTER OF VFS IN ABU DHABI 
             

                        Level B2 (Lower Ground), The Mall, World Trade Centre,
                        Khalifa Bin Zayed The 1st Street (Airport Road)
                        Abu Dhabi, UAE
                        Tel. 971-4-2055716
                        mail: info.belgiumuae@vfshelpline.com 
                        website: https://www.vfsglobal.com/belgium/UAE

                        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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General Data Protection Regulation

 
Machine readable visas and passports

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.

 
Visa information
 - general

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 at VFS.

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)
 

Visa information - 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
    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, U.A.E.
    Phone: +971 4 450 40 55
    Fax: +971 4 450 33 92
    Email: mavludamcdonnell@yahoo.com

    Abu Dhabi
    Dr. Christine Biousse
    Acacia Medical Center
    Karamah
    Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
    Phone: +971 2 444 55 10

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

You can find more information about visa for Belgium on the website of Foreign Affairs .