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Visa: only at our Embassy in Berlin
Visa applications are only handled by the Belgian Embassy in Berlin. Our honorary consulates in Germany have no competence in the matter.
Who can apply for a visa at our Embassy?
We deliver visa for Belgium to foreigners who reside in Germany and need a visa.
You do not need a visa to go to Belgium, even if you want to stay longer than 90 days, if you are a citizen of the European Union or a citizen of one of the following countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway and Switzerland.
As a non-EU citizen applying at our embassy, you need to be in possession of:
- A German residence permit, Fiktionsbescheinigung or EU Blue Card, valid at least until the day on which we can issue the visa
- A passport issued during the past ten years, valid for at least the duration of your Belgian visa and containing two empty visa pages.
Visa & residence permit matters not in our purview
We are not authorized to deal with:
- Issuing, extension of replacing a Belgian residence permit. Please contact the Belgian municipality of your (last) residence in Belgium.
- Issuing a long-term visa based on a short-term visa issued by another Schengen country/visa free entry.
- Extension of a short-term visa C issued by another Belgian Embassy.
What type of visa (short stay - long stay)?
Short stay visa (visa type C) authorize you to stay on Schengen territory for a term not longer than 90 days during a period of 180 days starting from your first entry on the territory.
Long stay visa (visa type D) authorize you to stay in Belgium for a period longer than 90 days (students, researchers, employees, family reunification, …).
Please proceed to the menu below for the relevant information on your visa application (conditions, mandatory documents to apply).
Short stay visa (visa C)
Information if you want to stay in Belgium for less than 90 days.
Working in Belgium (visa D)
Information if you want to work in Belgium.
Studying in Belgium (visa D)
Information if you want to study in Belgium.
Family reunification (visa D)
Information if you want to join your family in Belgium.
Diplomats & diplomatic staff
Information for diplomatic missions.
When to apply
When do you have to apply for a visum for Belgium?
Sending your application
How and where to send your documents.
Checklists per type of visa and forms to download
This page contains forms and certificates you can download for your visa application.
Fees and payment details
On this page you will find our fees and payment details.
After obtaining your visa
What to do after your arrival in Belgium?
Information about the biometric data that have to be registered at the Belgian Embassy in Berlin.
Information about medical certificates
For most types of visa applications, you will need a medical certificate.
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) on Belgian visa application.
If the answers you are looking for, are not on our website, you can contact the visa section via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate the topic clearly and add a scanned copy of your valid passport (page with your name) and of your valid German residence permit. Include the mail history if you were already in contact with our service. We aim to answer your question within five working days, as long as the answer is not on the website.