Visa for Belgium
Mandatory form for travel to Belgium
All persons travelling to Belgium and all persons travelling through Belgium and who are staying at least 48 hours must fill out an identification form (Passenger Locator Form). You can find this form here.
The European Commission has decided to launch a public consultation on the perspective of digitalisation of the visa procedure (E-visa) and on the creation of an EU online visa application portal, aimed at a target audience: the travel industry, European agencies directly or indirectly linked to the EU visa policy, visa applicants and the general public. Read more...
NEWS 20.4.2021. Non essential travel permitted for residents of Australia and New Zealand
Non essential travel to Belgium is no longer prohibited for persons who hold residence in or citizenship of the European Union or Schengen area, or who reside in a country which is included on the EU White List. Australia and New Zealand are currently on the EU White List.
For more information refer to: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels/
The Visa Section once again can accept visa applications for working holidays, retirement and other non essential travel purposes.
People who do not live in Australia or New Zealand can only travel if they have an essential reason. For more information refer to: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/travels-outside-eu-schengen/
IMPORTANT NOTICE :
Please check the official travel advice by the Australian and New Zealand governments since you are required to request and gain permission to leave Australia.
Both Australia and New Zealand have very strict conditions that have to be met for (re-)entry into their country. If you hold a temporary visa, or even a permanent visa, please check whether you are allowed re-entry into the country. Travellers coming back into Australia/New Zealand may have to go in quarantine for 2 weeks, at their own expense.
Be mindful that new Covid outbreaks can severely impact your travel, and that repatriation cannot be relied on in case commercial flights are cancelled or borders are closed.
Therefore the Embassy strongly recommends you consider all conditions on leaving and coming back to Australia or New Zealand before you decide to travel to Belgium. It is your responsibility to ensure you meet all criteria imposed by Australia or New Zealand.
The Immigration Office in Brussels: https://dofi.ibz.be/nl/themes (website under construction)
Belgian travel advice and colour coded world map: https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en
Covid measures and restrictions in Belgium: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/
On leaving Australia and getting permission to leave: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/leaving-australia
On coming back to Australia: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/coming-australia
Personal appearance in Canberra no longer required for long stay visa D applicants.
GENERAL INFO FOR ALL VISA D APPLICANTS
Exchange Student Visa
Family Reunion Visa
Au pair Visa
Single Permit - Work Visa
Where your employer should apply for your work permit
Working Holiday Visa Australians
Working Holiday Visa New Zealanders
FORMS AND INFO
Long stay visa D application form (http://visaonweb.diplomatie.be)
List Designated Doctors
Criminal History Check Australia
Criminal History Check New Zealand
Obtaining Documents info (Apostille)
Contribution fee info
Information on the GDPR
General Data Protection Regulation. Information to be provided to applicants concerning the processing of personal data in the Visa Information System (VIS) provided upon short stay visa applications
Privacy statement. Processing of personal data in the context of a visa application