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.
Since March 18, visa services for tourism and family visits have been suspended until further notice as a result of the EU temporary travel restriction to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Only essential travel is currently allowed, please continue reading for further instructions.
THE BELGIAN CONSULAR MISSIONS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE ACCEPTING VISA APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES THAT ARE EXEMPT FROM THE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS AS OF MONDAY JULY 6TH, BY MAIL ONLY:
- Third-country nationals travelling for the purpose of study;
- Highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is necessary from an economic perspective and the work cannot be postponed or performed abroad (Single Permit holders only).
- Applications for professional cards and subsequent visas (including au pairs)
- Family members* of EU citizens, citizens of Schengen associated countries and third-country nationals: receipt and processing of D-type visas. C-type visas for short stay visits, by mail unless the traveler has not applied for a Schengen visa during the last 5 years. If this is the case, please contact the consular mission you wish to visit to schedule an appointment.
- Travel certificates for partners of EU citizens (conditions apply)
* Family members (as defined in Articles 2(2) and 3(2) of Directive 2004/38/EC):
Articles 2(2), include:
(a) the spouse;
(b) the partner with whom the Union citizen has contracted a registered partnership, on the basis of the legislation of a Member State, if the legislation of the host Member State treats registered partnerships as equivalent to marriage and in accordance with the conditions laid down in the relevant legislation of the host Member State;
(c) the direct descendants who are under the age of 21 or are dependents and those of the spouse or partner as defined in point (b);
(d) the dependent direct relatives in the ascending line and those of the spouse or partner as defined in point (b);
Visa applications: General information concerning visa applications for Belgium is available on the website of the Foreigners Department of the FPS Home Affairs, which is the competent Belgian authority for access to the territory, stay, residence and removal of foreigners in Belgium.
More specific information concerning visa applications in the USA for traveling to Belgium:
- Affidavit of Support
- Higher education
- Independent professionals
- Exchange Students
- Retiring in Belgium
- Partners of EU citizens or EU residents (cohabitation-visa)