Disclaimer: The below information was compiled from . Please check with your local Belgium embassy/consulate when applying for any short-term Belgium visa.

Please see this list of countries that require a visa to enter Belgium here:

What Documents are Required when Applying for a Belgium Schengen Visa?

According to Belgium visa requirements, the following documents must be submitted to the Belgium embassy/consulate when applying for any short-term Belgium visa:

  • Belgium visa application form. Fully completed, printed and signed at the end.

  • Two identical photos. The photographs should be no older than three months and taken according to the Belgium visa photograph requirements & specifications.

  • Your passport. It should contain at least two blank pages in order to be able to affix the Belgium visa sticker. Check the validity of your passport before you apply, since it must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date you exit Belgium (Schengen territory). It must be no older than 10 years, as well.

  • Copies of your previous visas (if applicable).

  • Language Preference Form. Belgian authorities offer you the opportunity to choose in which of the three national languages of Belgium you wish your application to be treated (French, German or Dutch). On the other hand, if you choose to complete the application in English, please choose “no preference”.

  • A cover letter. In which you explain why you wish to visit Belgium and you give further details on your trip.

  • Round-trip Flight Itinerary. Containing the dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Belgium (Schengen area).

  • Proof of accommodation. A document that shows where you will stay in Belgium. I.e. Hotel reservation for the whole duration of the intended stay in Belgium.

  • Proof of civil status. This could be a marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, etc.

  • Proof of sufficient financial means for the period of stay in Belgium. According to the Belgian Immigration Office, a traveller has to attest possessing €95 per day if staying in a hotel and €45 when planning to get accommodated by cheaper means.

  • Schengen Travel Insurance. You are required to submit a document which confirms that you have purchased travel insurance for Belgium and the whole territory of Schengen, with a minimum €30,000 coverage for medical emergencies, and repatriation in case of death.

It is the responsibility of each conference delegate to check with their local Belgium embassy/consulate for the most up to date information regarding visa requirements. WCA will not be held responsible for any problems resulting from outdated information regarding visa requirements.

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