Travel to Belgium

All information for those wishing to come to Belgium.

Visa for Belgium

All information on applying for a visa to Belgium.
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Competent authority for visa applications

All the information concerning visa applications for Belgium is available on the website of the Immigration Office of the FPS Home Affairs, which is the competent Belgian authority for access to the territory, stay, residence and removal of foreigners in Belgium.

Kosovo citizens wishing to travel to Belgium, the Netherlands or Luxembourg

All citizens of the Republic of Kosovo require a Schengen visa for entry into Belgium, Luxembourg or the Netherlands.

(06/10/2015) For any NEW appointment for short stay visa, applicants should from now on make an appointment at the Embassy of Switzerland in Kosovo. The Embassy of Switzerland will represent Belgium, Luxemburg and the Netherlands for short stay visas. The Belgian Office will not intervene.

Sponsors in Belgium should be carefull to mention to the Belgian municipality that Switzerland represents Belgium for visa. This has an impact on the procedure for the municipality.

See also special cases below.

Special cases regarding visas for Belgium or Luxembourg

(12/10/2015) Kosovo citizens should contact the Belgian Embassy in Sofia (Bulgaria) through this address:, for the following cases:

  • visa for marriage or cohabitation 
  • medical cases 
  • return visas (expired or lost residence permit)

Kosovo citizens wishing to go to Belgium or Luxembourg for a long stay

(12/10/2015) Kosovo citizens interested in a long stay (D visa) in Belgium or Luxembourg (family reunion, study, work) should contact the Belgian Embassy in Sofia (Bulgaria) through this address: