Short Term Visa


If you are planning a short visit to Belgium for up to 90 days or less, you may need to apply for a Schengen visa. Applications can be lodged 6 months in advance of travel date.Belgium is one of the 26 European countries forming the Schengen Area which have no border controls between them. These countries also issue a common visa, the Schengen visa for a stay of up to 90 days in any period of 180 days. Please note that the following essentials must be met by all applicants submitting their applications for visa.

  • Passport should have at least two blank pages.
  • Passport should be valid for at least 3 months from the date on which the applicant intends to leave the SCHENGEN territory, or, in the case of multiple journeys the date on which the applicant intends to leave it for the last time
  • Applications are only accepted within 6 months of the requested date of arrival

Previous Schengen Visa Please Note:-

In case you have already submitted your fingerprints for a previous Schengen visa application in the last 59 months, you are not required to submit them again.

However, If you are uncertain whether your fingerprints have been captured for a Schengen visa within the last 59 months, you are advised to appear in person.

Kindly note that, if it would appear that the fingerprints prove not to be present in the VIS system, you will be asked to reappear in person for new biometric data collection. To avoid this possible complication, you have the right to ask for your fingerprints to be taken again.

Apply for UK and Belgium Visa in Single VAC Visit:

Applicants for a Schengen short term visa C who have already registered with any Schengen member state their biometric fingerprints data along with a live photograph not longer than 59 months ago. In case of doubt it is advised to opt anew for the personal appearance.

For travelers applying for visas to the UK and Belgium, the Single VAC Visit service saves time by enabling the simultaneous submission of both applications at the New Delhi Visa Application Centre.
The Single VAC Visit Service is available at a fee of INR 350, in addition to the respective visa fees of the two countries.

The service is available for:

  • UK standard visitors
  • Belgium short-stay visitors (where Belgium is the main Schengen destination).

How to apply:

  1. Apply online for your UK visa.

    Note: Do not select ‘Priority Visa’ as the Single VAC Visit service is only available within UK Visas and Immigration’s standard customer service timescales of 15 working days.

  2. Follow the instructions to pay for your UK visa application online, and book an appointment at our New Delhi Visa Application Centre.

    Note: Please select the ‘Standard Appointments’ option. Apply online for your Belgium visa and print out a copy of the application form to carry along with you to the UK Visa Application Centre.

  3. Bring the following documents to the appointment:
    • Belgium visa application form
    • UK visa checklist
    • Three passport size photos (as per Mission specifications)
    • UK Visa Application Centre appointment confirmation
    • UK visa fee payment confirmation
    • Two sets of documents to support your Belgium visa application, including the application form, copy of all pages of current passport along with copy of Schengen visa(Issued after Nov-2015) and documents for UK Visa. Please click here for a checklist of required documents.

    A UK business invitation (for business visitors)

  4. Kindly pay the fees for your Belgium visa, logistics and Single VAC Visit service in person at the Visa Application Centre at the time of document submission.
  5. Once a decision has been made on your application, you can collect your passport and documents from the Visa Application Centre, or have them returned to you by courier for an additional fee.

Schengen Common Information for India

Read here important information on Schengen in India and specific details on Indian passports validity: Click here

Please Note

The overseas travel medical insurance valid for all Schengen-countries has to cover the applicant for at least 30000 Euros or equivalent, for all risks e.g. accident, illness, medical emergency evacuation, repatriation of mortals remains etc. The policy has to clearly specify the period of validity and has to cover the entire duration of the trip including the date of arrival and departure. Please click on the following link for the approved list of insurance companies in India.

Submission of Visa application and collection of passports can be done by the following:

  • Applicant himself.
  • Travel Agents/Representative is coming to submit the application he needs to carry a photo id of himself and an authority letter from the applicant / company.
  • Third party collection of the documents or passports will not be permitted, except in the following cases:

    • Immediate Family Member (that is Parents, Children, Spouse)
    • A person collecting on behalf of Government officials if authorized on the Government letter head.
    • Red Carpet Representatives if authorized on the Company’s letter head

If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents:

  1. Original Government ID card
  2. Original ICR
  3. Original authorization letter from applicant

It is also mandatory to mention applicant’s personal address on the covering letter on which passport has to be couriered. Applicant's passport will not be couriered to their travel agencies 'addresses as directed by the Embassy.


  1. In case of a business applicant, if the applicant wishes to receive the passport to his/her office, then the same needs to be mentioned in the covering letter and the applicant’s office address needs to be mentioned in the courier request form.
  2. For application withdrawal cases, the passport needs to be collected from VFS Global only.


  1. For Seaman Applicants, the passports can be collected by the applicant personally from VFS Global or the passport will be couriered to the seaman’s residential address only.
  2. In case of a business applicant, if the applicant wishes to receive the passport to his/her office, then the same needs to be mentioned in the covering letter and the applicant’s office address needs to be mentioned in the courier request form.
  3. For Legalisations courier is not mandatory.
  4. For application withdrawal cases, the passport needs to be collected from VFS Global only.

Personal appearance: after filling in the application form on Visa On web, the applicant’s personal appearance at the VFS Visa Application Center is required in order to register the biometric fingerprints data along with a live photograph. The following applicants are however exempted of the personal appearance

  • Applicants for a national long term visa D
  • Applicants for a Schengen short term visa C below 12 years of age

Visa Fees

Duration Visa Fees in INR Visa Fees in Euros
Short Term Visa 7280 80
Children between 6-12 years 3640 40

*Applicants applying at VFS Delhi/Chandigarh/Kolkata/Jalandhar/Gurugram - Fee can be paid only by Cash.

*Applicants applying at VFS
Mumbai/Ahmedabad/Bengaluru/Cochin/Chennai/Hyderabad/Goa/Pune/Trivandrum/Puducherry – Visa Fee and VFS Services Charges can be paid by Cash/Demand Draft.

Please find Demand Draft favouring as follows:

  • Visa Fee Demand Draft – VFS BELGIUM SCB A/C NO 24105038027
  • VFS Service Charges Demand Draft – VFS GLOBAL SERVICES PVT LTD

Note: Visa Fee DD and VFS Service charges DD cannot be clubbed together. Separate DD for each applicant in case of group/family submission.

Exemption of Visa Fee

Short Term Schengen visa:

  • Children less than 6 years old
  • Family members of an EU citizen

“EU citizen” is a citizen of one of the European Union countries, of Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland.
The following persons are defined as family members:

  • the spouse;
  • the partner with whom the EU citizen has contracted a registered partnership
  • the direct descendants who are under the age of 21 or are dependent as well as those of the spouse or partner as defined above; or
  • the dependent direct relatives in the ascending line and those of the spouse or partner as defined above.

Service Fee:

INR 2048/- per application for Delhi and Mumbai Centres (All VFS’s Service Charges are inclusive of Goods and Service Tax – SGST @ 9% and CGST @ 9%).

INR 2321/- per application for Chandigarh, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Goa, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Puducherry, Jalandhar and Gurgaon Centres (All VFS’s Service Charges are inclusive of Goods and Service Tax – SGST @ 9% and CGST @ 9%).

Please Note

  • The applicable Visa Fee in Indian Rupees is as per the current exchange rate. The same is subject to change without notice.
  • The Visa fee is non-refundable.
  • There is an Optional Courier facility available at INR 300/- (Inclusive of Goods & Service Tax – SGST @ 9% and CGST @ 9%) per application/passport.
  • There is an Optional SMS facility available at INR 90/- (Inclusive of Goods & Service Tax – SGST @ 9% and CGST @ 9%) per application/passport.

Documents Required

What are the documents required for a Belgium Visa?

All applicants can visit the website of Embassy of Belgium in New Delhi/Consulate General of Belgium in Mumbai below for the recommended document list for the Visa category in which they wish to apply.

Travel insurance is mandatory for all Schengen countries. If you have not purchased, please click here.

You will find all conditions on the Federal Public Service Home Affairs Immigration Office website, the only Belgian competent authority for the admittance, stay, residence and removal of foreigners.

One Extra Photocopy of the entire set is required for short stay applications.

Guarantees for return (assessment of migration risk): The applicant is requested to provide as much information as possible to document his/her family background, professional and socio-economic status, ownership of land or real estate (for instance : proof of family bonds with his/her country of origin, proof of regular income and stable source of revenues from the applicant and/or his/her partner, proof of property, etc.)

This information is essential to correctly judge the intention of the applicant to leave the Schengen area before the expiry of his/her visa.

Photo Specifications

Photograph Quality


The photographs must be:

  • No more than 6-months old
  • 35-45mm in width
  • Close up of your head and top of your shoulders so that your face takes up 70 -80% of the photograph
  • In sharp focus and clear
  • Of high quality with no ink marks or creases

The photographs must:

  • Show you looking directly at the camera
  • Show your skin tones naturally
  • Have appropriate brightness and contrast
  • Be printed on high quality paper, and at high resolution Photographs taken with a digital camera must be high quality colour and printed on photo-quality paper.

Style and lighting


The photographs must be:

  • Be colour neutral
  • Show your eyes open and clearly visible-no hair across your eyes
  • Show you facing square on to the camera, not looking over one shoulder (portrait style) or tilted, and showing both edges of your face clearly
  • Be taken with a plain white background
  • Be taken with uniform lighting and not show shadows or flash reflections on your face and no red eye

Glasses and head covers


If you wear glasses:

  • Be colour neutral
  • The photograph must show your eyes clearly with no flash reflection off the glasses, and no tinted lenses (if possible, avoid heavy frames - wear lighter framed glasses if you have them)
  • Make sure that the frames do not cover any part of your eyes.

Head coverings :

  • Are not permitted except for religious reasons, but your facial features from bottom of chin to top of forehead and both edges of your face must be clearly shown.

Expression and frame


Your photographs must:

  • Show you alone (no chair backs, toys or other people visible), looking at the camera with a neutral expression and your mouth closed.

Photograph Required

  • 2 photograph for Short term Visa (Non VIS)
  • 3 Photograph for Long Term Visa
  • 3 Photograph for Short Term Visa VIS case
  • 4 Photograph for Long Term if the applicant is below 6 years

Processing Time

As a general rule,a decision will be taken by the Embassy/Consulate within 15 days from the submission of the visa application. However, this deadline may be extended up to 30 days and even, exceptionally, 60 days, if a more detailed examination of your application and/or additional documents are required. In that case, your application will be sent to the Aliens Office in Belgium, which will take the final decision.

When the file is presented to the Aliens Office in Belgium, the Embassy / Consulate General of Belgium shares the reference number of your file with you. This number enables you to contact the Immigration Office in order to check on the status of your file (Antwerpsesteenweg 59B, 1000 Brussels, T: +32.2.793.80.00, F: +,

Furthermore, using this file number, you may check on the status of your visa application on the Immigration Office website. With your passport number and last name, you can also track your visa application on this web site (click here).

The Embassy / Consulate General of Belgium will inform you in each instance in writing, by telephone or orally about the decision that is finally taken concerning your visa application.

Online Application Form

Applicants are requested to fill the online application form in Capital/Block letters only.

  • To fill the online application form please Click Here.