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  Schengen Common Information for India
  Where, when and how can you submit a visa application?
  How much does the handling fee cost?
  Which documents must you present?
  Medical certificate – Certified doctors
  Legalisations
  Checking the status of your visa application
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Schengen Common Information for India

Read here important information on Schengen in India and specific details on Indian passports validity: Schengen Common Information

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

Click here for all details about Belgian Visa Application Centres in VFS

How much does the handling fee cost?  

Visa Fee 

Duration Visa Fees in INR Visa Fees in Euros
short term stay visa – C 4800 / 2800 * / 0 ** 60 / 35 * / 0 **
long term stay visa - D 14400 180

* for children between 6-12 years

** for children below 6 years

Spouse and children of EU nationals are exempted of visa fee.

In certain other cases, the handling fee is exempted or reduced. For more information about this, we refer you to the Immigration Office web site.

VFS Global Service Charge

Applicants applying at the Belgium Visa Application Centre shall be levied a service charge of Rs. 1200/- (inclusive of service tax and education cess) payable in cash.

Please Note

  The applicable visa fee 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.
  There is an optional courier facility available at Rs 300/- (Inclusive of Service Tax) per application / passport.

Which documents must you present?

You will find the visa application form and all conditions on the Federal Public Service Home Affairs Immigration Office website, the only Belgian competent authority for the admittance, stay, residence and removal of foreigners.

Please Note


The overseas travel medical insurance 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 and 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.

Medical certificate – Certified doctors

According to the type of long term stay visa you require, you might have to present a medical certificate you can obtain via one of the following doctors certified by the Embassy / Consulate General of Belgium:

New Delhi

Dr. Usha Kohli and Dr. Rajiv Kohli

Dr. Ved Prakash Kohli Medical Centre
2, Golf Links
New Delhi
Tel: (+91) (011) 24.64.62.72, 24.64.84.09

Dr. Rajiv BHALLA

Dr. Charu Kohli’s Clinic
C- 234, Defence Colony
New Delhi
Tel: (+91) (011) 41.55.07.92, 24.33.27.59, (0) 931.001.7584, (0) 981.001.7584
Email- drbhalla@hotmail.com

Kolkata

Dr. Subhankar Chakrabarti, MBBS (Cal)
New Sab's Clini, AE-34/1
Subhash Abasan, Beside UBI
Kestopur; Kolkata - 700101
Tel: (+91) 25910801; Mobile: (+91) 9831068040
Opening hours: 10:30 to 11:30 [I.S.T.] and 18:00. to 19:30 [I.S.T.] daily. Sunday closed.

Mumbai

Dr. M. M. Meraney and Dr. R. Barman
BreachCandy Hospitaland Research Centre
60 Bhulabhai Desai Road
Mumbai 400 026
Dr. M. M. Meraney - Tel: (+91) (022) 23.67.18.88 / 23.67.28.88
Dr. R. Barman - Tel: (+91) (022) 23.66.78.00 / 23.51.76.75

Bangalore

Dr. Prem Paes / Dr. Girija Singh / Dr. Chandramouli / Dr. Cecil Ross / Dr. George D’Souza / 
Dr. S.D. Tarey / Dr. Rekha Pradeep / Dr. G.D. Ravindran / Dr. Sanjiv Lewin.

For applicants aged 12 years or less: Dr. Sylvan John Rego / Dr. Chitra Dinakar

The above-listed panel of doctors can be contacted at:

St. John’sMedical College Hospital
St. John’sNational Academy of Health Sciences
John Nagar
Bangalore560 034
Tel: (+91) (080) 22.06.51.69 / 22.06.50.00 
Fax (+91) (080) 25.53.00.70
E-mail: stjohnshospital@vsnl.net

Chennai

Dr. B. Krishna Rau / Dr. Sharon Krishna

BillrothHospitalR.A. Puram 
52, 2nd Main Road, R A Puram, 
Chennai 600 028
Tel: (+91) (044) 24.64.11.11 Extn: 151, between 09:00–13:00
E-mail: bkr@vsnl.com

Hyderabad

Dr. Pramati Reddy / Dr. Indira Reddy Ramasahayam
Apollo Health City 
Jubilee Hills 
Hyderabad-33 
Tel: (+91) (040) 23607777 
Fax: (+91) (040) 23607530

Pune

Dr. P.K. Grant, Dr. Nirmala Castellino, Dr. Neelima Limaye

Ruby Hall Clinic 
40, Sassoon Road, 
Pune 411 001
Tel: (+91) (020) 26.12.33.91 / 66.45.51.00
Fax: (+91) (020) 26.12.45.29

Legalisations

Authentic documents

Legalisation is the procedure by which an official document, issued by a foreign authority, is rendered legally valid in Belgium. 

Most common documents are certificates of civil status (birth/marriage/death certificates), diplomas, police clearance certificate and affidavits.

These documents only require a single legalisation (Apostille) issued by the authorised offices of the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

Additional legalisation by the Embassy / Consulate General of Belgium is no longer required for those documents.

Contact details of the Ministry of External Affairs: 

Joint Secretary (Consular), MEA
CPV Division, Patiala House Annexe 
Tilak Marg 
New Delhi 
India 
Phone: +91 11 2338 8015 
Fax: +91 11 2338 8385 
E-mail: jscons@mea.gov.in / dcpf@mea.gov.in
Website : http://mea.gov.in / http://www.mea.gov.in/legalization-of-documents.htm

Other documents


The Embassy / Consulate General of Belgium renders legalisation service only for Medical certificates which are issued by the licensed physicians, translations and sponsorship forms.

Legalisation fee

Type Legalisation Fee in INR Legalisation Fee in Euros
Legalisation from Embassy / Consulate General 1600 20 €


VFS Global Service Charge 

Applicants requiring a legalisation from the Embassy / Consulate General of Belgium at the Belgian Visa Application Centre shall be levied a service charge of Rs. 360/- (inclusive of service tax and education cess) payable in cash.

Nevertheless, if the legalisation is required for a document submitted within a visa application, legalisation fee only is due (no service charge) and to be paid together with the visa fee. 

Please Note


  The applicable legalisation fee 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 legalisation fee is non-refundable.
  There is an optional courier facility available at Rs 300/- (Inclusive of Service Tax) per application / passport.
  If your document(s) is laminated, please ensure the same is delaminated before being submitted for legalisation. Delamination at times causes damage to the document. VFS Global holds absolutely NO responsibility for such damage should the applicant want their document be delaminated by VFS Global.

Checking the status of your visa application  

In certain instances, the Embassy / Consulate General of Belgium must present visa applications to Immigration Office of the Federal Public Service Home Affairs for a decision. It is the only competent authority as concerns the admittance, stay, residence and removal of foreigners from Belgian territory.

When the file is presented to the Immigration Office, the Embassy / Consulate General of Belgium shares the reference number of your file with you. This number enables you to contact the Immigration Office in order to check on the status of your file (Antwerpsesteenweg 59B, 1000 Brussels, T: +32.2.793.80.00, F: +32.2.274.66.91, helpdesk.dvzoe@dofi.fgov.be).

Furthermore, using this file number, you may check on the status of your visa application on the Immigration Office website. With your passport number and last name, you can also track your visa application on this web site (click here).

The Embassy / Consulate General of Belgium will inform you in each instance in writing, by telephone or orally about the decision that is finally taken concerning your visa application.

Contact

Should you have questions on visa procedures, you may contact the Embassy / Consulate General of Belgium via:

Visa.Newdelhi@diplobel.fed.be or Mumbai@diplobel.fed.be

Should you still need general information or details on your visa application, you may contact us via:

For North India

Tel: 022-61766920 (between 08:00 to 17:00 Monday-Friday except Embassy holidays)
Email: infonorth.belin@vfshelpline.com

For West India and South India

Tel: 022- 6176 6920 (between 08:00 to 17:00 Monday-Friday except Consulate General holidays)

Email: infowest.belin@vfshelpline.com