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Welcome to the website of Belgium Visa Application Centre in Ivory Coast. VFS has been appointed as an outsourced partner by the Embassy of Belgium in order to facilitate the submission of your visa application .This website contains all information concerning the procedures and details about the submission of visa applications. Visa applicants are strongly recommended to carefully read all sections of this website in order to identify the type of visa meeting their requirement at best.

Welcome to the website of Belgium Visa Application Centre in Ivory Coast. VFS has been appointed as an outsourced partner by the Embassy of Belgium in order to facilitate the submission of your visa application .This website contains all information concerning the procedures and details about the submission of visa applications. Visa applicants are strongly recommended to carefully read all sections of this website in order to identify the type of visa meeting their requirement at best.

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  • Following the periodic opening of the Schengen Area, the visa application center for Belgium will resume receiving visa applications from July 8, 2020:

    Please take into account the following new requirements:

  • Long stay visa application D: the following categories will be accepted:

    1. Students
    2. Highly skilled workers (ONLY Single permit)
    3. Return visa

      Short stay visa C: the following categories will be accepted:

    4. Health professionals, medical researchers and nursing home staff (maid) invited for professional reasons.
    5. Passengers in transit with visa for the final country of destination
    6. Seamen
    7. Humanitarian reason
    8. Family members of nationals of the European Union
    9. Persons invited by embassies and international and military organizations if their physical presence is required as part of an essential professional visit
  • Passport Collection

    Due to the spread of COVID-19, direct collection of passports at the center is no longer possible therefore delivery by courier is now mandatory, please consult the link below for the courier fees.

    https://www.vfsglobal.com/belgium/ivorycoast/French/visa-fees-at-glance.html

    For more information, write to: info.belgiumic@vfshelpline.com Thank you for your understanding.

  • It is possible that you will not be able to use your visa due to the closing of the borders, cancellation of the flights or conferences, meetings and any other reasons. The visa fee will not be reimbursed. It is advised to contact the airline before applying for the visa.
  • For applicants who had already been issued with a valid visa and who are not able to travel due to the measures to contain the Covid-19 and want to reschedule the trip, they must submit the following documents: completed and signed application form indicating the newly planned (postponed) travel dates, one photo, the travel document with the previously issued visa, the proof of new travel arrangements, postponement of meetings/conferences/events, as applicable, travel medical insurance covering the new travel dates, visa fee.
  • For all the reasons mentioned above, we strongly advise NOT to apply for a Schengen visa for Belgium until further notice.
  • Due to the current situation regarding the massive global spread of the Coronavirus, the Austrian Foreign Ministry has ordered all Austrian Embassies and Consulates around the world not to accept any more applications for visa (Schengen or residency).

    Exceptions may apply for relatives of Austrian and EU citizens living in the same household in Austria, as well as diplomats on official mission to Austria.

    This regulation comes into force with immediate effect and remains as such till further notice.

    It is therefore requested that Schengen representations do not accept any more visa applications on behalf of Austria till further notice.

    That is why, from now on until further notice, the Embassy of Belgium in Abidjan will not accept any visa application on behalf of Austria.

  • New visa rules from February 2020: Please take note of the following changes in the Visa Regulation (Visa Code) which will enter into force 02 February 2020:

    • Increased fees: The visa fees will be increased from EUR 60 to EUR 80. For children between 6 and 12 years old, the visa fee will be increased from EUR 35 to EUR 40.
    • Flexible submission: As of 02 February 2020 travelers will be able to submit their visa applications up to 6 months ahead of the scheduled departure date. Seafarers can apply up to 9 months in advance. As a rule, applications shall be lodged no later than 15 calendar days before the start of the intended visit to the Schengen area. unless there is a reasoned emergency (to be decided by the embassy)
    • Processing time: Visa applications shall be decided on within 15 calendar days after the embassy or consulate has received the application. The decision period may be extended to 45 days when further consideration is needed.
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