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HOW TO APPLY

VISA APPLYING PROCESS

  • Please note you can submit your visa application up to 6 months prior to your date of travel
  • To avoid any disappointment, applicants are advised to submit their complete files at least three working weeks before the intended date of departure.

All applicants will submit their applications to VFS Application Centre with the following exceptions

  • Holders of Diplomatic Passports
  • Spouses/husbands of EU Citizens. Children of EU citizens.

These groups can/will apply directly to the Embassy Spouses/husbands and children of EU-citizens can apply directly at the Embassy after obtaining a prior appointment by an e-mail to visa.abuja@diplobel.fed.be

Except

If they voluntarily opt or prefer to submit at the VFS Visa Application Centre, in which case service charges must be borne by the applicant and paid at the Centre only.

Interviews

Submission at any Visa Application Centre does not foreclose the possibility of an interview. An applicant may be invited by the Embassy if the need arises to do so.

Interviews are compulsory for Student Visas and Family Réunion.... applicants in this category should have a mindset on this, as they can be called upon anytime for the interview in Abuja

Applicants are requested to read the following steps carefully before submitting their application at the Belgium Visa Application Center, Lagos and Abuja.

It is recommended to refer the Attached PDF file for process flow at Visa application center Click here

Step 1

Applicant is required to submit their application personally at the application centre. In the case of minor, parent or guardian must accompany them on the day of submission.

Step 2

Make a clear copy of all the original documents, three clear copies of passport data pages and applicant’s any previous visas.

Step 3

Please click here to fill Online application form

Step 4

Book an appointmentChoose a Visa Application Centre and make an appointment

  • Appointments are made available for booking up to 90 days from current date. If message “No Slots Available” is displayed, you should try again in a few days’ time.
  • You can only book one appointment per person (no duplicate appointment allowed by the system).
  • You have to choose between Lagos and Abuja (booking appointment in both cities is not possible).
  • You have to show up on time for your appointment. Entry into VFS Global application Center is allowed 15 minutes ahead of time and 15 minutes after. Beyond this time, your appointment will be cancelled.
  • No-show at booked appointment will prevent you from booking another appointment for 15 days.
  • Booked appointments can be re-scheduled online only once until 48 hours before initial scheduled appointment. Should you really need to re-schedule for tangible reason within 48 hours before scheduled appointment, please send an email with detailed justification to info.beng@vfshelpline.com
  • Your appointment will be confirmed once service fees is paid during online appointment booking process via debit or credit card.
  • In case of no-show service fee cannot be refunded.
  • It is highly recommended to determine which VISA TYPE you need before you proceed to book appointment.
  • For Booking an appointment for Belgium Visa Application Centre CLICK HERE

Step 5

Pay your visa application fee by POS at the Visa Application Centres.

Step 6

Along with application form and documents mentioned on this site applicant can come to VFS application center between 08.00 AM to 2.00 PM (Monday - Friday , except the holidays observed by the Belgium Embassy and Federal Government of Nigeria)

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