Visum voor België als u in India woont

Hoe vraagt u een visum aan voor België als u in India woont.

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Nieuwe procedure werkvergunning

Sinds 01/01/2019 is de dubbele procedure voor het aanvragen van een werkvergunning én een verblijfsvergunning vervangen door één enkele procedure. Lees meer.

Nieuwe procedure visum lang verblijf type D (meer dan 90 dagen)

De aanvrager moet zich persoonlijk aanbieden in een Visa Application Center (VAC) van VFS in India sedert 01/12/2018. We nodigen u uit het wettelijk kader voor deze nieuwe procedure. Regel uw bezoek aan een VAC van VFS in India via de VFS-website. Deze nieuwe procedure houdt in dat de kost voor het visum aan het Visa Application Center (VAC) moet betaald worden en niet aan de Ambassade.

Where, when and how can you submit a visa application?

New Online Visa Application Procedure 
as from 25/01/2017

Due to the entry into force of the new Visa Code from 02.02.2020, only holders of an official passport, family members of EU citizens and VIPs with an invitation from the Embassy or Consulate of Belgium can submit an application directly to the Embassy in New Delhi or the Consulate General in Mumbai. The decision to recognise an applicant as a VIP belongs exclusively to the Belgian mission concerned.

    How much is the handling fee (cost for processing your visa application)?

    The handling fee is paid in Indian Rupees is as per the exchange rate communicated by the Embassy of Belgium in New Delhi. The same is subject to change without notice. The visa fee is non-refundable.

    The handling fee for a short term stay visa (C) is 80 euro, except for children between 6 and 12 years old, which is 40 euro and children up to 6 years old, which is free.

    For a long term stay visa (D) the handling fee is 180 euro.

    An additional contribution is required for the processing of certain visa D applications. 

    Important news

    The amounts of the administrative fees are regularly updated. The latest updated amounts can be found on the Immigration Office website.

    The applicant must present proof of full payment of the fee at the time of application. If this evidence is not presented, the application is not admissible and it is not processed.

    The fee will not be refunded if the application for a D visa or residence is refused.

    Applicants submitting their files at the Belgian VAC shall be levied a service fee of INR 1200/- (inclusive of taxes). Applicants that are exempt from the visa fee are not exempt from paying this service fee.

      Required documents

      For more information on the documents to submit with your visa application, please click on the type of visa you need in the list below. This list replaces the English language pages of the website of the FPS Home Affairs Immigration Office, which is under construction. We thank you for your understanding.

        According to the type of long stay visa (D visa) you require, you might have to present a medical certificate you can obtain via one of the doctors certified by the Embassy of Belgium. See below point 5 for details.

        Official documents issued by public authorities (marriage, birth, and death certificates, or diplomas, police clearance certificates and affidavits) have to be legalized before the submission in a visa file. Click here for all details on legalizations.

        If those documents are not directly written in English, they have to be translated by a sworn translator in one of the Belgian national language. Click here for all details on translations

        Short stay visa (max. 90 days)

        Attention, 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.

        Since May 2020 a harmonized list of supporting documents is imposed to persons who are subject to visa (C) requirement and are residing in India. This list is the result of an Implementing Decision of the European Commission. 
        Read here important information on Schengen visa applications in India and specific details on Indian passports validity Schengen Common Information.  In addition, you can consult a general Q&A developed by the European Commission.

          The overseas travel medical insurance required for short stay visa (C visa) and 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 & departure. Please click on the following link for the approved list of insurance companies in India.

            Please note that the Travel Insurance policy needs to be duly signed by the applicant before submitting the same with the application. 

            Biometry - Visa Information System

            All Schengen visa applicants must appear in person, except for children younger than 12,  to have their 10 fingerprints and their photograph registered. These data are stored for 59 months in the VIS. 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.The fingerprint registration procedure only takes a few minutes and identifies you with certainty as the sole licensee of the visa. It protects you against falsification or abuse of your identity (for instance, if your passport is stolen) and optimizes the border crossing. For more extensive information, we refer you to the European Union website en de VFS website.

            Long stay visa (more than 90 days)

            New procedure work permit and long stay visa type D.

            According to the type of long stay visa (D visa) you require, you might have to present a medical certificate you can obtain via one of the doctors certified by the Embassy / Consulate General of Belgium. See below point 5 for details.

            Officiële documenten uitgereikt door de lokale overheden (huwelijks-, geboorte- en overlijdensakten, of diploma’s, attesten van goed gedrag en zeden/uittreksel uit het strafregister en beëdigde verklaringen) moeten vóór de indiening van het visumdossier gelegaliseerd worden. Klik hier voor alle informatie over legalisaties.

            Indien deze documenten niet rechtstreeks in het Engels opgesteld zijn, moeten zij vertaald worden door een aangestelde vertaler naar een van de Belgische nationale talen toe. Klik hier voor alle inlichtingen betreffende vertalingen.

              Opvolgen van de stand van uw visumaanvraag

              De Ambassade / het Consulaat-Generaal van België moet in bepaalde gevallen de visumaanvragen voor beslissing voorleggen aan de Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken van de Federale Overheidsdienst Binnenlandse Zaken, de enige bevoegde instantie voor wat betreft de binnenkomst, het verblijf, de vestiging en de verwijdering van vreemdelingen van het Belgische grondgebied.

              Wanneer het dossier voorgelegd wordt aan de Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken, deelt de Ambassade / het Consulaat-Generaal van België u het referentienummer van uw dossier mede. Vanaf dit moment is de Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken het enige contactpunt voor alle vragen aangaande de stand van uw visumaanvraag.

              Dit nummer laat u toe contact op te nemen met de Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken om de stand van zaken van uw dossier na te gaan (Antwerpsesteenweg 59B, 1000 Brussels, T: +32.2.793.80.00, U kunt bovendien op basis van dit nummer de stand van zaken van uw visumaanvraag controleren op de website van de Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken.

              Aan de hand van uw paspoortnummer en familienaam kunt u het verloop van uw visumaanvraag volgen op de Belgische website van de VFS.

              De Ambassade / het Consulaat-Generaal van België zal u in elk geval persoonlijk informeren over de beslissing die genomen werd over uw visumaanvraag.

                Medisch attest en erkende artsen

                U kunt uw medische attesten bekomen via een van de door de Ambassade/het Consulaat-generaal erkende artsen uit onderstaande lijst.

                New Delhi

                Dr. Rajiv BHALLA 
                Dente, 14, Nizamuddin East, 
                New Delhi 
                Tel: 9811157759 & 9811444469

                Dr. Rajiv KOHLI 
                c/o Dr. Ved Prakash Kohli Medical Center 
                A-23 Ground Floor, Hauz Khas 
                New Delhi 110 016 
                Tel: (+91) (011) 4022 4399 / 4022 4299 
                Mob: (+91) 98102 82553


                Dr. Subhankar Chakrabarti, MBBS (Cal) 
                New Sab's Clini, AE-34/1 
                Subhash Abasan, Beside UBI 
                Kestopur; Kolkata - 700101 
                Tel: (+91) (033) 2591 0801; Mobile: (+91) 98310 68040 
                Opening hours: 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. [I.S.T.] and 6:00 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. [I.S.T.] daily. SUNDAY CLOSED.


                Dr. M. M. Meraney and Dr. Rohit Barman 
                (Dr. Usha Lulla Talvadkar replaces Dr. M. M. Meraney in his absence) 
                (Dr. Meenal Shah replaces Dr. Rohit Barman in his absence) 
                Breach Candy Hospital and Research Centre 
                60 Bhulabhai Desai Road 
                Mumbai 400 026 
                Dr. M. M. Meraney - Tel: (+91) (022) 2366 7800 / 2366 7860 
                Dr. R. Barman - Tel: (+91) (022) 2366 7800 / 2351 7675 

                For more information :


                Dr. K.S. Chandramouli / Dr. G.D. Ravindran/ Dr. Jyothi Iddiculla/ Dr. Seena Sankar/ Dr. Ratnamalla Choudhury/ Dr. Souyma Umesh/ Dr. Geetha Ann Francis/ Dr. Anusuya DS/ Dr. Abdul Mateen Athar.
                For applicants aged 15 years or less: Dr. Sanjiv Lewin/ Dr. Chitra Dinakar/ Dr. Fulton Dsouza/ Dr. Ranjini Srinivasan/ Dr. Sushma K

                The above-listed panel of doctors can be contacted at: 
                St. John’s Medical College Hospital 
                St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences 
                John Nagar 
                Bangalore 560 034 
                Tel: (+91) (080) 2206 5169 / 2206 5000 
                Fax (+91) (080) 2553 0070 

                Dr. Anindita Bhateja / Dr. Shalini C.
                SPARSH Super Speciality Hospital
                146 Infantry Road
                Bangalore 560001
                Tel: +91 80 6122 2000

                Dr. B D Shashidar
                Republic Hospital
                No. 5 Langford Gardens
                Karnataka 560025
                Tel: + 91 80 4124 5450
                Consultation Time : Morning 10.30 Am to 12 Noon
                Evening  5.30 Pm to 7.00 Pm


                Dr. B. Krishna Rau / Dr. Sharon Krishna 
                Billroth Hospital R.A. Puram 
                52, 2nd Main Road, R A Puram, 
                Chennai 600 028 
                Tel: (+91) (044) 2464 1111 Extn: 151, between 09.00–13.00 


                Dr. Pramati Reddy / Dr. Indira Reddy Ramasahayam 
                Apollo Health City 
                Jubilee Hills 
                Tel: (+91) (040) 2360 7777 
                Fax: (+91) (040) 2360 7530

                Dr.Vikram Varma Jampana MD (General Medicine)
                Consultant Internal Medicine
                Regd No:54526
                Star Hospital
                Survey No 74, Financial District, Nanakramguda, India, Telangana,
                Hyderabad 500008
                Tel : +91-40-4477 7777 
                For appointments call 1800 102 7827

                Dr. Shiva Raju
                Sr Consultant Physician & Diabetologist
                KIMS SECUNDERABAD
                1-8-31/1, Minister Rd, Krishna Nagar Colony,
                Secunderabad - 500003
                T : +91-40-4488 5000 / +91-40-4488 5184
                F : +91-40-27840980


                Dr. P.K. Grant, Dr. Nirmala Castellino, Dr. Neelima Limaye 
                Ruby Hall Clinic 
                40, Sassoon Road, 
                Pune 411 001 
                Tel: (+91) (020) 2612 3391 / 6645 5100 
                Fax: (+91) (020) 2612 4529 


                  Should you still have questions on visa procedures after reading carefully this entire website, please contact the Embassy / Consulate General of Belgium at or  

                  Should you need information or details on your visa application, you may contact us via VFS

                  • For applications from West India and South India at the Consulate General in Mumbai: 
                    (Monday-Friday except Consulate holidays) 
                    Tel.: (+91) (022) 6786 6036 between 08:00 to 17:00 
                  • For applications from North India and East India at the Embassy in New Delhi: 
                    (Monday-Friday except Embassy holidays) 
                    Tel.: (+91) (022) 6176 6920 between 08:00 to 17:00