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Important information

  • Please note that the VFS service fee for Belgium visa application is set to change from 01 January 2021. The fee will be increased by Euro 5.5 per application (charged in local currency).

  • Important information

    The Belgium Visa Application Centers in Nigeria will resume operations on 13 July 2020. The Centre will however only accept applications for long term Visas (Student, Family reunion and Family members of nationals of an EU Member State or Schengen Member State.). The office shall be open only on Monday and Wednesday between 09:00 hrs to 14:00 hrs in Abuja and Lagos until further notice.


    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.

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