Belgium is a country in Western Europe. Belgium is one of the Schengen countries.A schengen visa is required to visit Belgium.Belgium is is known for medieval towns, Renaissance architecture .This country is also the headquarters of the European Union and NATO.City of Brussels is the capital of Belgium.Duch ,German and French languages are the official languages.
You may apply for Belgium Schengen visa under Belgium Tourist visa category if you are a genuine tourist who wish to travel to Belgium for sightseeing and enjoy tourist attractions in Belgium. In this post Belgium Tourist visa application documents requirements, visa fee, photo ,process and Guidelines are mentioned in detail.
This list of documents can be followed by all the national of the countries who need a Schengen visa to visit Belgium.
1-Original Valid international passport which must be valid for the proposed travel for at least three months. There must be one valid and unused page for visa in the passport. The applicant for Schengen visa must include a full copy of used pages of passport with visa application.
2-A copy of valid National Identity card or citizenship card with at one photocopy.
3-A completely filled schengen visa form with valid signature of the applicant
4-2 recent Photographs (Light colored Back ground 35*45 mm) .The photo size for visa to Belgium must be minimum 35-40 mm (approx. 1 1/2 inch) wide.The Photograph must not be old than 6 month and must be taken from the front.The face must occupy 70-80 % of the photograph.
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5-All the applicants are advised to by a travel plan or tourist package from the Belgium Travel Agency (A detailed original letter of invitation is required which should be verifiable from the agency)
6-A return Air Ticket with complete departure and arrival dates is required.
7-A Hotel Booking for the duration of the stay is required. Visa applications for tourist visa are encouraged to include paid hotel bookings.
8-A valid schengen visa travel insurance of minimum 30000 Euros is required from designated Schengen Insurance company .The insurance must cover the full duration of your travel and stay in Schengen states. The schengen visa travel insurance must be properly stamped and verifiable through insurance company website.
9-Evey visa applicant for Schengen visa must provide the proof of financial means available for his travel and stay in Schengen countries.The financial means may include his visa debit card , credit cards , personal bank statement and hotel membership cards.
10-Proofs of family ties in your country of residence .
11-Proofs of financial stability in country of residence including bank statement and property documents including commercial and residential property documents.
12-Proofs of income through job or Business. The following information describes the type of documents required for applicant type.
Belgium tourist visa Documents requirement For Salaried Person
Salaried individuals may include last 6 month salary bank statement, salary slips and reference from employer. The reference letter must include the information including stating name, designation, salary details, duration of employment, address and contact details of the employer, purpose and tenure of visit to the Schengen state(s).
Belgium tourist visa Documents requirement for Student
If the applicant for Belgium visa is a “student” then he must enclose original signed letter from the applicant’s school/college or University.The student may also include his previous education degrees and certificates
Belgium tourist visa Documents requirement Business Man
The business individuals can include their business bank statement for last six months, business card, Tax registration certificate and income tax proofs. For Belgium visa all the business men must also enclose the proofs of business registration .
The Belgium embassy may require additional documents if required. All the Schengen visa applicants must know that complete file does not guarantee that the visa will be granted ,however a complete file makes the chances of success very high. All may, where appropriate, be required. Presentation of a complete file does not necessarily mean that a visa will be issued. All applications as tourist must be submitted before 4 weeks of proposed travel date.
Belgium Tourist visa fee
The Belgium Tourist visa fee is 60 Euro. The Belgium Tourist visa application processing fee paid to VFS Global or Gerry’s is different fee and the fee will be paid in application center of the company.
Belgium Schengen visa the embassy fee chart is mentioned below.
The visa fee chart is as Under:
|Applicants for Belgium visa||Amount in EUR|
|Belgium visa / Schengen Short stay Schengen visa C category fee, less than 90 days||60.00 EUR|
|Belgium visa for Children between the age of 6 and below 12 years old.||35.00 EUR|
|Belgium visa fee for Children between below 6||00.00 EUR|
Belgium Tourist visa process and Procedure
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