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Different types of visa

Short Stay Visa

You must book an appointment for a short stay visa application

A short stay visa, in other words a Schengen visa, which means a tourist or business visa not exceeding 90 days, does not concern Canadian citizens, nor nationals of many other countries. To know if you need a visa please check here. Also note that once a Schengen visa is issued, it allows you to travel freely in the Schengen Zone.

Only recent documents (not older than 6 months old) will be legalised. 
 

Long stay visa (studyingworking, ...)

Please note this is not a Schengen visa. This visa is required for many nationals, including Canadians. This visa is not required for citizens of the European Union and those of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway and Switzerland.

Only recent documents (not older than 6 months old) will be legalised. 

Administrative fee: An administrative fee, which covers the treatment of certain long stay visa applications has to be paid prior to applying for your type-D visa for Belgium (not for Luxemburg). This administrative fee has to be paid in Belgium into the account of the Office des Etrangers by the applicant himself or by a third party (family member, employer, sponsor).The proof of this payment has to be provided together with the visa application. If the proof of payment is not submitted, the visa application cannot be accepted.

For ractical information on how to pay this administrative fee, see this link.

Besides the administrative fee, a visa fee has to be paid when the visa application is made.

Only recent documents (not older than 6 months old) will be legalised.