BELGIUM Tourist Visa
Belgium Visa Processing Manuals
1. A Comprehensive Guide to Obtaining a Belgium Visa for Bangladeshi Citizens:
Belgium, one of the 27 Schengen States, provides short-term visas to Bangladeshi citizens. These Schengen visas allow individuals to stay in Belgium for a maximum of three months. The consulate office of Belgium in Dhaka does not directly handle Schengen visas; instead, they are represented by the Embassy of Sweden in Dhaka. The Sweden visa application center is the point of contact for filing Belgium visa applications.
2. Understanding the Belgium Visa Application Process:
The applicant must first identify the proper visa type before starting with the Belgium visa application. The applicant must make sure that all required documents are organized once the visa type has been chosen. It is essential to get any documents that are not in English translated.
3. Obtaining the Belgium Visa Application Form:
The applicant must first download the visa application form in order to start the visa application procedure. The form is easily accessible and can be downloaded on the VFS website. The application must be downloaded, printed, and fully completed with the applicant's signature matching the one in their passport. It is essential to complete the application form accurately, as any wrong information can result in visa refusal.
4. Submission of Application and Biometric Information:
After completing the application form, the applicant must go to the visa application center in person, presenting all relevant documents. The candidate will be required to submit biometric information at the application center. This is a required step that cannot be bypassed.
5. Payment of Visa Fees:
The applicant can pay the visa fees at the VFS office. It is essential to note that the payment must be paid within the specified timeframe and via the accepted payment methods.
6. Long-Term Visa Applications:
The procedure for Bangladeshi citizens seeking long-term visas to Belgium is slightly different. These applications are filed at the Belgian visa application center in New Delhi, India. Applicants must submit their applications in person at the embassy since they will be needed to furnish extra documents and meet specified conditions. This procedure ensures that Bangladeshi citizens receive long-term Belgium visas in a timely and secure manner.
Following the step-by-step steps in this guide can help Bangladeshi citizens navigate the process of acquiring a Belgium visa. Applicants can improve their chances of receiving a Belgium visa by following the relevant visa type, organizing the essential documents, accurately filling out the application form, and submitting biometric information. It is critical to work with the Belgian Embassy in New Delhi, India, to ensure compliance with their special rules for long-term visa applications.
Belgium permits short-term visas for Bangladeshi citizens through the Sweden visa application center and long-term visas through the Belgium visa application center in India. On-Arrival and E-Visa are not available for Bangladeshi citizens.
As soon as visa decisions are made, passports can be collected from the visa application center in person.
Visa Availability for Bangladeshi Citizens:
|Yes (For all kinds of passport holders).
File Submission Method:
|In Person Submission
|Authorized Person Submission
|Submission Through Courier Service
|Submission in Embassy
|Submission in VAC
N:B: In-person submission and biometrics are mandatory for all Bangladeshi citizens.
Belgium provides two types of visas.
1. Short-Term visit (C-Type).
2. Long-Term Visit (D-Type).
The Embassy’s and visa application center's address and primary contact details are provided below.
Sweden Visa Application Centre
Delta Life Tower, Plot 37, Road 90,
Gulshan North, Gulshan-2,
Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh.
Phone: (+88) 09 606 777 333,
Office Hours: Sunday to Thursday (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM).
The Embassy’s address and primary contact details are provided below.
Eligibility to Apply for Visa
Any Bangladeshi Nationals are Eligible to Apply for Belgium Tourist Visa (having a valid MRP / E-Passport with at least 6 months validity) subject to provide some required Documents.
10 to 15 Working Days approximately
Note: All previous passports and Visa’s are required (if any).
a. Should not be older than 6 months.
b. A frontal view of the face covering 70-80% (32-26mm) of the biometric photo.
c. A uniform and white background.
d. Clear facial features
e. Head coverings are only accepted for religious reasons.
Do not glue or staple the pictures to the application form.
*Company Letter Pad : A letter from your employer on company letterhead, with contact details, stating that a leave of absence has been granted, the purpose and duration of the trip, and that you will be returning to your current job (if you are a job holder).
*Salary slips for the last 6 months
*Valid Passport, NID, Photo, and Birth certificate.
*Income Tax certificate (Last 2 years), Tax Return (ITR)
A4 size Photocopy)
Divorce certificate (“talak namah”) – if applicable
Death Certificate – if applicable
Birth Certificate of your children –if applicable
copy of either birth certificate / proof of adoption / custody decree in case parents are divorced or
– if applicable – death certificate of parent ( Swedish or English translation is required)
“Letter of consent” from legal guardian, including his / her passport copy – legalized by a notary public
(only required in cases the legal guardian is not present during the visa appointment).
*The conditions must be stated either on the insurance document or on a separate confirmation letter.
**The NOC letter is highly important for your Schengen visa application.(Pay slips should be included in it.