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Visa information

All the information concerning visa applications for Belgium is available on the website of the Foreigners Department of the FPS Home Affairs, which is the competent Belgian authority for access to the territory, stay, residence and removal of foreigners in Belgium. https://dofi.ibz.be/en

New procedure for submitting visa requests 

To apply for a visa, first read carefully the visa requirements applicable in your case. See link above. We also recommend to verify with the Consular section via email prague@diplobel.fed.be that you have collected all required documents.   

Once you have collected all required documents, you need to submit your visa application form electronically via Visa on Web and then make an electronic appointment via the FPS Foreign Affairs website.

So first start here: Visa on Web https://visaonweb.diplomatie.be/ 

Only after correctly submitted visa application via Visa on Web you will be automatically invited to make an appointment through the online appointment system of the FPS Foreign Affairs of Belgium. 

For the appointment you are expected to bring all original documents. In case the documents are issued by non-EU country, then the document must me also legalized by an apostille. In case the document is not in one of the Belgian national language (French, Dutch or German), then they need to be translated by a certified translator. Next to the original documents you also need to bring 2 copies of each original document (incl. 2x application forms completed in the Visa on Web and signed, 2x copies of relevant pages of your passport and 2x copies of your Czech Residency card), 2 pass photos as well as confirmation of the payment of the administrative fee (info about the administrative fee waivers). 

Please note that incomplete visa files will not be accepted and new appointment would have to be made.

During the appointment the finger prints (except minors) and your photo will be taken. And you will be asked to pay the visa handling fee (unless you are exempt for this visa fee). Payment of the visa fee is possible only in cash and CzK. You will be expected to pay the visa fee during you appointment at the consular department. Visa handing fee: long term visa D - 4.500CzK. Short term visa C - 1.500CzK 


Medical certificate

In case you need to submit medical certificate issued by the doctor that is recognized by the Belgian Embassy in Prague, please contact Mudr. Michal Zítek, His address is: Senovážné náměstí. 22, 110 00 Praha 1, phone: +420 222 240 425, cell phone +420 603 448 512. The doctor will provide you the right medical certificate form required in Belgium.


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


Implementation of visa biometrics starting 20 November 2015

Starting November 20th, 2015, all applicants for a Schengen visa will need to personally present themselves in order to have their biometric date registered.

Visa applications will be processed faster thanks to the use of biometrics (finger prints and a digital photograph). It will allow visa holders to be identified faster and this way identity theft can be countered.

The procedure to take finger prints is easy, quick and discrete. The applicant will only have to place his or her fingers on the digital scanner. If he or she wants to reapply for a visa within five years, new finger printing will not be required: the previous data stored in the Visa Information System (VIS) will be re-used. After five years the finger print data will be deleted.

When a visa holder arrives at the border, Schengen border control officers will use the VIS to check the identity and verify if the visa is genuine. Quick, easy and reliable biometric checks will help to prevent visa fraud. Honest applicants, the clear majority, will therefore be able to go through a faster procedure.

For more information about the VIS, see http://ec.europa.eu/vis.