Visa applications for UK residents are to be submitted at the Belgium Visa Application Center’s at London, Manchester, Cardiff or Edinburgh (UK). All applications will be assessed by The Embassy of Belgium, London. The Visa Application Centers are operated by VF Services (UK) Limited.
For Prospective Applicants
If you wish to apply for a visa for Belgium, we strongly recommend that you read the information on this site. The provided guidelines will help you prepare your application as accurately as possible and to prevent any processing delays.
|Step 1 :
||Applications for Short stay (up to 90 days) and Long stay (more than 90 days) are accepted at the VFS application centre
|Step 2 :
||Please go to the link “All about your Visas” and follow the relevant links to choose the right visa category for you, and to ascertain the documents required and the processing time information.
|Step 3 :
||Applicants have to apply in person or through immediate family member (i.e. Father, Mother, Sibling, Spouse/Civil Partner or Child with an authority letter and proof of relationship. Marriage / Civil Partnership document or Birth certificate will be the only documents accepted as proof of relationship). On arriving the visa application centre, you will require to take a token at the entrance and be seated in the waiting area – you will next be called to our submission counter where your application and supporting documents will be scrutinized – your photograph and passport will be checked for validity – Finally, you will be issued a receipt for the fees and service charge paid as an acknowledgement. Please carry the originals and copies of all documents. Applicants requiring special physical assistance are requested to contact our helpline prior to visiting our centre so that appropriate support can be offered.
|Step 4 :
||Mandatory - Please Schedule an appointment at the visa application centre to submit your Short Stay Transit, Tourists, Business, Family/ Friend visit and Dependents/ Spouses of EEA Nationals application. click on the link to Schedule Appointment
NOTE - please be aware that at present the processing time for visa applciations is a minimum of 10 working days. Please see the processing time link for more information.
If you have already applied for a Visa through the Belgium Visa Application Centre, you can Track Your Application
using our Visa Application Status Tracking Service.