Family Reunification with EU Citizen

Overview

The visa for family reunification with BE citizen (ART 40) is given in request for a long term visa D in order to join husband/wife or father/mother who is a national of a country of the European Union and who lives in Belgium. As a prior requirement, documents submitted must be legalised first.

To avoid any disappointment, applicants are advised to submit their complete files at least 4 working weeks before the intended date of departure.

From the 2 March 2015, Home Office in Brussels will ask applicants to pay an extra fee when applying for a visa D.

The additional fee will not be reimbursed if the visa has been refused and this fee is valid for the file only. Hence applicants, who have been refused, will have to pay the fee Again.

Following applicants do not pay the additional fee:

Applicants under 18 years old

Family members of a citizen of the European Union requesting family reunification (article 40bis or 47/1)

If the person being joined is a recognized refugee in Belgium

For more detailed information on additional fee exemptions please check www.dofi.fgov.be

These fees have to be paid directly on the bank account of Home Office and payment can be done by the Belgian spouse/parent/employer.

The fees have to be paid, in euro, on the bank account of the Home Office in Brussels

IBAN BE57 6792 0060 9235

BIC PCHQBEBB

Bank : BPOST SA, Centrum Monnaie, 1000 Bruxelles

Beneficiary : SPF Intérieur, Office des étrangers, Chaussée d’Anvers 59B, 1000 Bruxelles

The person paying has to indicate a reference for the payment:

  • name and first name of applicant,
  • nationality of applicant,
  • the date of birth of applicant, and
  • travel purpose (for.ex. ART 10, ART 40, ART 9 etc)

The reference of the payment needs to have this structure:

Name_First Name_Nationality_DD.MM.YYYY_Article(mention article of the Law of 15.12.1980)

Fees

Visa Fees Euros Naira's
Long stay visas ( more than 90 days)
Work permit visa , professional card visa , study visa, family reunification to join parents , family reunification to join spouse , working holiday maker, Au pair visa, person of independent means. re- entry visa,
180 63900
Fees to the Nationals of "visa facilitation treat countries"
Following country national's need to pay the mentioned fee. Albania, Bosnia, Former Yugoslav Republic Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Ukraine, Russia and Serbia.
35 12425
Children 6-12 (until the age of 12 years minus one day (1) 180 63900
Children below 6 years joining Non-Belgian or Non-EU citizen 180 63900

Applicant's exempted from visa fee:

  • Child less than 6 years of age applying for short term visa.
  • The spouse, children who have not yet reached their 21st birthday and dependent parents of a Belgian or other EU citizen are not required to pay the visa fee.

Please Note :

  • The applicable visa fee in Naira is as per current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Naira denomination of 500 & above only be accepted
  • Visa fee and service fee needs to be paid at the bank teller counter in the application centre only.
  • The visa fee is non refundable and non transferable.
  • The visa application fee submitted and cancelled on same application day would be refundable but non transferable.

Service charge:

Type Service fee ( NRN)
Submission of application 9230

*Please note that the service charge is inclusive of VAT

Please note:

  • Visa fee and service fee needs to be paid at the bank teller counter in the application centre, Lagos and Abuja
  • Kindly carry the applicant's 1st page Passport photocopy while paying the service fee and the visa fee at the Implant bank Counter.
  • The above fees are non-refundable and non transferable.
  • The receipt is valid for 30 days from the date of payment and it is non - transferable and non - refundable.

Documents Required

DOCUMENT CHECKLIST:-

  Click here to download the documents required list for Family Reunification with EU Citizen in English
  Click here to download the documents required list for Family Reunification with Belgian Citizen in English
  Click here to download the approved Medical Practitioners List
  Click here to download the documents required list for Family Reunification with EU Citizen in FRENCH
  Click here to download the documents required list for Family Reunification with Belgian Citizen in FRENCH

Photo Specifications

Applicants are requested to submit their Application form with the new photo format, as explained below.

Sample Photograph:

General

  • The photograph for each visa applicant must be an unmounted, full face photo, as displayed above
  • The photograph must have been taken within the last six months.
  • The photograph must be submitted glued to the application form

Photo Size

The photo for each visa applicant submitted must measure:

  • 3.5 cms x 4.5 cms with the head centered in the frame.
  • The head (measured from the top of the hair to the bottom of the chin) should measure about 3 cms

Photo Appearance

  • The photograph must be a full-face front view in which the visa applicant is facing the camera directly.
  • Face should cover about 60-70 percent of the photo area.
  • The photograph MUST be in color and have only a white background. Photos with dark, busy, or patterned backgrounds will not be accepted.
  • General, the applicant's head, including both face and hair, should be shown from the crown of the head to the tip of the chin on top and bottom and from hairline side-to-side. It is preferable that ears be exposed
  • Photograph depicting a person wearing a traditional facemask or veil that does not permit adequate identification is not acceptable

Note: Please follow these instructions carefully. If photographs presented do not meet these requirements your application will be considered incomplete. Kindly download the Photo Specification file for more information.

Processing Time

The processing time may differ from case to case. Since the visa application in all cases has to be submitted to the Federal Department of Interior in Brussels, the verification of the submitted documents can delay or impede the issuance of the requested visa.

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