Schengen Common Information for India
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Where, when and how can you submit a visa application?
for all details about Belgian Visa Application Centres in VFS
How much does the handling fee cost?
||Visa Fees in INR
||Visa Fees in Euros
|short term stay visa – C
||4620/ 2695* / 0 **
||60 / 35 * / 0 **
|long term stay visa - D
* 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 (Short Term) shall be levied a service charge of Rs. 1540 (inclusive of service tax and education cess) payable in cash.
Applicants applying at the Belgium Visa Application (Long Term) shall be levied a service charge of Rs. 1155 (inclusive of service tax and education cess) payable in cash.
Which documents must you present?
|| 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.
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.
In Short term one extra photocopy of the entire set is required for applications submitted in Delhi, Chandigarh and Kolkata
In Long term Two Extra Photocopy of the entire set is required for applications submitted in Delhi, Chandigarh and Kolkata.
For applications submitted at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune visa application centers, applicants must also submit a photocopy of the latest Schengen visa issued to them with entry/exit stamps, if applicable
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
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:
Dr. Usha Kohli and Dr. Rajiv Kohli
Dr. Ved Prakash Kohli Medical Centre
2, Golf Links
Tel: (+91) (011) 18.104.22.168, 24.64.84.09
Dr. Rajiv BHALLA
Dr. Charu Kohli’s Clinic
C- 234, Defence Colony
Tel: (+91) (011) 41.55.07.92, 22.214.171.124, (0) 931.001.7584, (0) 981.001.7584
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.
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) 126.96.36.199 / 188.8.131.52
Dr. R. Barman - Tel: (+91) (022) 23.66.78.00 / 184.108.40.206
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
Tel: (+91) (080) 22.06.51.69 / 22.06.50.00
Fax (+91) (080) 25.53.00.70
Dr. B. Krishna Rau / Dr. Sharon Krishna
52, 2nd Main Road, R A Puram,
Chennai 600 028
Tel: (+91) (044) 220.127.116.11 Extn: 151, between 09:00–13:00
Dr. Pramati Reddy / Dr. Indira Reddy Ramasahayam
Apollo Health City
Tel: (+91) (040) 23607777
Fax: (+91) (040) 23607530
Dr. P.K. Grant, Dr. Nirmala Castellino, Dr. Neelima Limaye
Ruby Hall Clinic
40, Sassoon Road,
Pune 411 001
Tel: (+91) (020) 18.104.22.168 / 66.45.51.00
Fax: (+91) (020) 22.214.171.124
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
Phone: +91 11 2338 8015
Fax: +91 11 2338 8385
Website : http://mea.gov.in
The Embassy / Consulate General of Belgium renders legalisation service only for Medical certificates which are issued by the licensed physicians, translations and sponsorship forms.
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, email@example.com
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.
Should you have questions on visa procedures, you may contact the Embassy / Consulate General of Belgium via:
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)
For West India and South India
Tel: 022- 6176 6920 (between 08:00 to 17:00 Monday-Friday except Consulate General holidays)