Belgium Visas

Woven together by Flemish and Walloon history, Belgium is a nation of cultural richness and medieval charm that invites visitors to explore its historic cities and scenic landscapes.



With Brussels as its cosmopolitan heart, Belgium blends rich history, cultural sophistication, and culinary excellence. The nation's linguistic diversity adds a unique layer to its identity with Dutch in Flanders, French in Wallonia, and bilingualism in Brussels.

From the medieval towns of Bruges and Ghent to the dynamic city of Brussels, Belgium offers a broad range of experiences. Belgium’s efficient visa application procedures serve a wide range of travellers, from tourists to business visitors and students and helps to ensure a smoother journey for international visitors.

Belgium’s commitment to tourism is reflected in its welcoming atmosphere, making it a popular destination for those seeking a perfect blend of tradition and modernity. Whether wandering through historic squares or surrounding yourself with the natural beauty of the Ardennes, Belgium promises an enriching travel experience.


Belgium Visas

An overview of tourist, business, and student visas.


For a short stay in Belgium, you could apply for a C visa (Schengen visa) which will be valid for up to 90 days. Or if you’re looking to stay for longer, you can apply for a D visa (national long-stay visa) instead.


Non-European citizens can apply for a work permit or single permit if they’re working as employees, while self-employed people could apply for a professional card. If you’re a third-country national with a work permit or single permit, you’ll need to get permission to stay in Belgium for more than 90 days.


You can apply for a student visa to study in Belgium if you’re an international student from a country with no visa agreement.

Last updated 28 June 2024