NEWS: [02/07/2020] Reopening of the Belgian Visa Application Centre in London.

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04/11/2020

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OPENING OF ALL VISA CATEGORIES

23/07/2020

Following the announcement by the Belgian authorities that they will start processing visa applications once more, our Visa Application Centre in London will be reopening for all types of visa applications from 27th July 2020.

Opening hours: Please note that Belgian Visa Centre is not open to public on a daily basis due to the current pandemic. Click on centre information for opening hours.

Important:

  • Every passenger to Belgium is obliged to complete this "Public Health Passenger Locator Form" prior to travel. On arrival in Belgium, the form must be handed over to the designated authorities at the border or you can e-mail it to PLFBelgium@health.fgov.be. This is a sanitary measure imposed by the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment. Further information can be found on the form itself.
  • Travelling to Belgium from areas designated as red zones on the Belgian Federal Public Service website are prohibited, travel from the orange zones : quarantine and test are called for (*). One should always check https://diplomatie.belgium.be/en BEFORE traveling.
  • (*) Quarantine and tests are a responsibility of the communities and regions. Please consult www.info-coronavirus.be
  • The general sanitary regulations must be complied with during the travel, you can find these on: https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/faq/
  • Special notice:

    • We are implementing strict safety measures to protect our visa customers and our employees:
      • A body temperature check is being carried out at the entrance to the center. Visitors with a temperature above 37.3°C will not be admitted to the centre.
      • Wearing a mask is compulsory from the time of arrival to the time of departure.
      • The water fountains and trash cans are not available inside centre. Please bring your own pen, bottled water in case of need and a small disposable trash bag to keep used paper, towel or wipes.
      • Only payment by bank card is accepted.

    REOPENING OF OUR VISA APPLICATION CENTRE

    02/07/2020

    Following the announcement by the Belgian authorities that they will start processing visa applications once more, our Visa Application Centre in London will be reopening from 6th July 2020.

    Opening hours: Only on Monday and Thursday from 08:30 to 15:30.

    In view of the ongoing health crisis and the restrictive measures regarding the movement of persons, the reception of visa applications will be strictly limited to the visa categories mentioned below, and only after making an appointment :

  • Healthcare professionals, health researchers, and elderly care professionals;
  • Frontier workers;
  • Seasonal workers in agriculture;
  • Transport personnel;
  • Diplomats, staff of international organizations and people invited by international organizations whose physical presence is required for the well-functioning of these organizations, military personnel and humanitarian aid workers and civil protection personnel in the exercise of their functions;
  • Passengers in transit;
  • Passengers travelling for imperative family reasons;
  • seafarers;
  • Persons in need of international protection or for other humanitarian reasons;
  • Third-country nationals travelling for the purpose of study;
  • Highly qualified third-country workers if their employment is necessary from an economic perspective and the work cannot be postponed or performed abroad;
  • Family members of EU citizens, citizens of states associated with the Schengen area and of third country nationals who are legally resident in the UK and their family members.
  • Special notice:

    • The issuance of Short-stay visas for “Business”; "Family visit" and "Tourist travel" remains suspended.
    • The Manchester and Edinburgh centers remain closed until further notice.
    • We are implementing strict safety measures to protect our visa customers and our employees:
      • A body temperature check is being carried out at the entrance to the center. Visitors with a temperature above 37.3°C will not be admitted to the centre.
      • Wearing a mask is compulsory from the time of arrival to the time of departure.
      • The water fountains, self-service Photome booth and trash cans are not available inside centre. Please bring your own pen, bottled water in case of need and a small disposable trash bag to keep used paper, towel or wipes.
      • Only payment by bank card is accepted.

    Advanced Service Fee Payment

    01/03/2020

    Please note that starting from 1st March 2020, the service fee payment will be online during the appointment booking process. Applicants are advised to pay immediately upon confirmation of an appointment slot.

    Increased visa fees for short-stay Schengen visa starting from February 2nd 2020

    31/01/2020

    Increased visa fees for short stay visa following the revision of the Schengen Visa Code, implemented for all Schengen States

    Please note that as of February 2, 2020 the Schengen visa fee per visa application will increase from 60 to 80 euros (equivalent amount in local currency).

    For children between 6-12 years old the visa fee will increase to 40 euros (or equivalent) and for the children between 12-18 years old the visa fee will increase to 80 euros.

    No change for other categories (Long Stay national visas, EU agreement).

    Visa for children under 6 years old and the family members of EU nationals remain free of charge.

    Postal application

    As part of the admissibility requirements of a Schengen visa application, both pages 3 and 4 of the application form need to be signed by the applicant only, in order to avoid any delays in processing .

    Passport Recall / Application withdrawal

    If you need to recall your passport while it’s being processed at the Embassy please refer to the service Passport Retrieval from Consulate available on the Added Value Services page.

    If you want to withdraw please refer to the Contact us page.

    Visa On Web

    It is mandatory to fill your visa application form on Visa On Web prior to booking an appointment on TLScontact website. For more information about the visa submission process, click here.