Long stay national visas (stays over 90 days)
A long stay national visa must be obtained if you are planning to reside and settle in Belgium. There are various types of visa long stay applications, you can find the different types of long stay visa application on the Visa Application Centre TLScontact website.
Visa applications for Belgium (except for Professional Cards) should be submitted at one of the TLScontact Visa Application Centres. To be directed to the TLScontact website to find out all the information you require, please click here.
For work permit related queries, please visit our Working in Belgium page to find further information.
You will find all conditions on the website of the only competent authority for the admittance, stay, residence and removal of foreigners: FPS Home Affairs Immigration Office website (English language website is experiencing technical difficulties - site is managed by the Immigration Department. Foreign Affairs does not guarantee the proper functioning of the Website and cannot be held liable in any way for a malfunctioning or temporary (un)availability of the Website)