Frequently asked questions

On this page, you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions to the Consulate and the Embassy in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Consular activities

Is the Consulate open?

Following the sanitary situation and the directives of the Government of Québec, the Consulate General of Belgium in Montreal is open to the public by appointment only. Administrative procedures concerning passports and visas require an appointment to be made online. Concerning affidavit of support for students, queries will be processed remotely only.

To make an appointment, please visit the following pages:

Can I apply for a new passport?

To apply for a new passport or to renew your expired passport, you need to make an appointment through our online appointment system. Make sure to book early as we experience a significant volume of applications at the moment (the standard delay for getting an appointment is around 6 weeks). Unless you can demonstrate the urgency of your situation, Consulate General staff do not give appointments. For more information, please consult the section "Passport applications in Montreal".

To pick up your new passport, we invite you wait for the Consulate General's signal informing you that your new passport is ready. Make sure you bring a piece of identification during your visit. 

If your need for a Belgian passport is extremely urgent, you can apply for a "temporary passport" (limited validity, no biometric data). 

Can I obtain a visa to travel to Belgium?

Travelers subject to Schengen visas must apply for a short-stay visa in accordance with the instructions available on our website.

Please note: Canadian citizens do not need a visa to travel to Belgium for a short stay (less than 90 days). 


Travel to Canada

Please visit our page Travel to Canada for more information.


Travel to Belgium

Please visit our page Travel to Belgium for more information.