Belgium embassies and consulates
To obtain a Schengen Visa for Belgium, you will need to apply via the embassy or consulate in your country of residence. Belgium has around 91 embassies and 294 consulates spread all over the world - although the nation enjoys diplomatic relations with many more states.
What services do Belgium’s embassies and consulates provide?
The embassies serve as a contact point for foreign nationals seeking information on immigration and asylum issues. Officials may also encourage tourism to Belgium by providing information to potential visitors.
Do I have to apply for a visa at an embassy or consulate?
In many countries, Belgian embassy or consulate officials will not process initial applications or conduct visa application interviews, which is an essential part of the process where you will submit supporting documents and provide biometric data. The outsourced visa partner of Belgium is VFS Global, so they may act on Belgium’s behalf in your country. Employees will be able to help arrange your appointment and track your application on behalf of the embassy. The VFS Global website : vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/index.html
Belgian embassies and consulates in the U.S., U.K., China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico
Here is a list of the cities where the embassy or consulate is located in major nations. If your home state is not on the list, you can look up the locations of your nearest Belgian mission on the website below. In most countries, these will be located in capital cities or major population centers.
Belgian foreign ministry website : diplomatie.belgium.be/en
Belgian embassies and consulates in the U.S.
Belgium has consulates in major cities, with bases in Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Greenwich, Honolulu, Houston, Jacksonville, Kansas City (Missouri), Las Vegas, Louisville, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, Moline (Illinois), New Orleans, Norfolk (Virginia), New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh (North Carolina), Saint Paul Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, San Francisco, San Juan, Seattle, and the embassy in Washington D.C.
Belgian embassies and consulates in the U.K.
Belgium has embassies or consulates in the major cities of London, Edinburgh, Kingston-upon Hull (commonly known as Hull), Belfast (Northern Ireland), and Manchester. It also has consulates in the overseas territory of Gibraltar.
Belgian embassies and consulates in China
Belgium has embassies or consulates in the major cities of Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai.
Belgian embassies and consulates in India
Belgium has embassies or consulates in the major cities of Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, and New Delhi.
Belgian embassies and consulates in Indonesia
Belgium has embassies or consulates in the major cities of Jakarta and Surabaya.
Belgian embassies and consulates in Brazil
Belgium has embassies or consulates in the major cities of Belo Horizonte, Blumenau, Brasilia, Campinas, Curitiba, Treze Tilias, Fortaleza, Florianopolis, Goiania, Manaus, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador de Bahia, Santos, Sao Paulo, and Vitória.
Belgian embassies and consulates in Mexico
Belgium has embassies or consulates in the major cities of Cancun, Chihuahua Guadalajara, Mérida, Mexico City, Monterrey, Puebla, Veracruz, and Tijuana.
What if Belgium does not have an embassy or consulate in my country?
If Belgium does not have an embassy or consulate in your country, then officials from another Schengen country, or a visa applications partner, such as VFS Global, will act on the nation’s behalf.
What does this have to do with travel insurance?
When you’re applying for a visa to Belgium, or any Schengen state, you will need travel cover or your application will be refused. AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance costs just €0.99 ($1.11) per day of your trip and will meet your visa requirements, while the AXA Schengen Europe Travel Insurance offers extended coverage up to costs of €100,000.
Those seeking a multiple-entry visa can purchase the Multi Trip insurance from €298 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
If you are traveling to a country other than Belgium, links to the embassies and consulates of other Schengen Area countries can be found below:
Frequently asked questions about Belgian embassies and consulates
How long will it take the Belgian embassy or consulate to process a Schengen Visa?
The processing time for a Belgian Schengen Visa may take up to 15 days in a normal situation, but could take up to 60 days to be issued in extreme circumstances. You can apply for your visa up to six months before you travel.
If the Belgian embassy refuses my Schengen Visa, can I appeal?
Yes. You can appeal if your visa application is refused for most reasons.
What do I do if I want to change my application? Can I contact the embassy?
You can, but it is likely you will need to submit a new visa application - so it is important to check all details are correct before applying.