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Important information


    The heads of state and government of the European Union decided last night (17.03.2020) to temporarily close the external borders to third-country nationals on non-essential travel.

    This means that, until further notice, no visa application can be received nor any visa issued. Certain limited categories of exceptions (listed below) may be accepted.

    These requests must contact the Embassy via e-mail on; the management of VFS has been instructed to no longer to accept any applications on behalf of Belgium till further notice.

    Please note that this measure applies also for applications we take on behalf of the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Estonia and Lithuania.

    We thank you for your understanding and collaboration.

    Exemption for travelers with an essential function who could be taken into consideration:

    • Healthcare professionals, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
    • Frontier workers;
    • Transport personnel engaged in haulage of goods and other transport staff to the extent necessary;
    • Diplomats, staff of international organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers in the exercise of their functions;
    • Passengers in transit; Including those having been repatriated through consular assistance.
    • Passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
    • Persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons.

    The visa application in these categories will be decided on a case-by-case basis by the Embassy.

  • Dear Applicants,
    The Government of Nigeria has declared 29 May 2019 Wednesday as public holidays owing to transition to a new government, hence our Visa Application Centers in Abuja and Lagos will be remain closed on said date. Visa Application submission will resume on 30 May 2019, Thursday as usual.
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