Belgium long stay visa

Belgium is situated in Western Europe and is a favorite tourist attraction. The country has job opportunities in service and high-tech industries. One can manage a short stay in Belgium with a Schengen visa since Belgium is a party to the Schengen agreement. But for a longer stay the visa requirements vary.

If you are planning on a longer stay in Belgium for more than 90 days, then you will have to apply for a long stay visa. For this you will have to get a registration certificate from your local authorities. Applicants will have to go in person to the center and register their biometrics. Apart from this, your passport should have a validity of 12 months and your application will be accepted only within three months before the date of arrival.

WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED?
  • You will need to submit the below documents while applying for a Belgium Long Stay Visa:
  • Completed visa application form
  • Photographs (as specified)
  • Passport
  • Copies of any previous visa, if applicable
  • Language preference form. You may choose your application to be treated in English, German, Dutch or French
  • Medical certificate
HOW CAN Y-AXIS HELP YOU?
  • Evaluate the best Visa type to apply under
  • Advise you on the required documentation
  • Advise you on the funds that need to be shown
  • Fill out the application forms
  • Review your documents for the visa application
  • Help you prepare for a visa interview
FAQ
What is the procedure once your dependents arrive in Belgium?

When relatives arrive in Belgium, they have eight working days to visit the commune where they will all be residing to see their local municipal administration offices/town hall (maison communale/gemeentehuis). This is necessary in order to be entered into the foreigner’s registration and receive a foreigner’s identity card, which serves as a Belgian residency permit.

Can dependents work in Belgium?

Most non-EU/EEA/Swiss relatives can obtain a Belgian work permit based on their own employment; alternatively, they can do so based on their relative’s status in Belgium. The sort of Belgian work permit they require, as well as any additional requirements, are determined by the type of work they find.

What is the processing time for the family reunion visa?

A decision on a family reunion with a national of a third country who has permission to remain in Belgium temporarily or indefinitely can be expected within 9 months of the application date. This can be done up to two more times for an additional three months each time, for a total processing duration of 12 months.

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