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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.
  • 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. 

Diplomats

Unfortunately the Embassy of Belgium in London is only equipped with an extremely small waiting room which severely restricts access to the Embassy. This is why access to the Embassy is strictly limited on appointment only to diplomats applying for visas in order to travel on official business (based on an official verbal note)

Diplomats and their families applying for Schengen visas for private travel are kindly invited to make use of our 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.

We notice a significant decline in the quality of the submitted visa applications in the UK. The list of required supporting documents is available to the public HERE. It can then be considered that the presentation of an incomplete file means that the applicant either does not take his/her application seriously or is unable to present the requested documents and the consulate will take the decision on the basis of the application file, as presented, whether complete or not.

It should be clear that the Embassy will decide on your visa-application based on the supporting documents in your original file. For missing or non-conforming documents it is settled case-law that it is up to the claimant who wishes to convey information pursuant to a claim that may have an influence on the assessment of his administrative situation, to fully inform the administration which, for its part, cannot be required to carry out numerous inquiries, on pain of making it impossible to respond within a reasonable timeframe to the numerous requests it receives.

  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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