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Visa for Belgium

Current Covid restrictions and Visa applications

  • Do you have the NHS full vaccination certificate from the United Kingdom (the Scottish certificate has to be the recent type bearing the QR code) You do no longer need an essential reason to travel to Belgium and you can apply for a visa. The following is still valid though:
    • Fill out a PLF
    • Get tested on day 1 or 2 after you arrive in Belgium.
    • You have to stay in quarantine until the negative result of your test on day 1 or 2.
    • You will also need to get tested again on day 7 after you arrive in Belgium.
  • You do not have a UK vaccination certificate ? : If you do not have an EU nationality or main residence in the EU you may only travel to Belgium for essential reasons. Refer yourself to THIS WEBSITE for the allowed essential travels. 


Although the Embassy is open for business (strictly on appointment only) and the Consular Section is serving the public, one should understand that, with limited numbers of staff present on-site and important volumes of incoming applications, delays should be expected. We are doing the best we can to serve everyone as soon as possible, while also caring for the health and safety of our team members and visitors.

Unfortunately the Embassy only disposes of an extremely small waiting room. As a result the few available appointment slots in the visa section of the Embassy are restricted to humanitarian cases.

We can only strongly advice to make use of our brand new state of the art and comfortable (with a VIP section) Visa Application Center in London.

  1. For private journeys of diplomats and their families (family visit, tourism) the handling fee is due even when travelling on a diplomatic passport.
  2. Official journeys have to be confirmed with the traditional Verbal Note.

UK travel document for refugee (Conventions of Geneva 1951)

If you hold a UK travel document for refugee (Conventions of Geneva 1951), since 31.12.2020, you require a Schengen visa to travel to Belgium.

You can find all the information on the procedure, requirements and appointments on the TLScontact visa application centre website

Airport transit

Since 31.12.2020, there have been some changes and depending on your nationality / type of travel document you hold, you might need an airport transit visa type A.  Please visit the European Commission website to find out if you require an airport transit visa.


  1. Short stay less than 90 days (Schengen visa and Airport transit)
  2. Long stay national visas (stays over 90 days)
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