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  1. How to set up my application?
  2. How to submit my application to the Embassy?
  3. What are the deadlines for obtaining a visa?
  4. My application was sent to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Foreign Office). When will I get an answer?
  5. How do I legalize a document?

 
1. How to set up my application?

General information is available on the website of the FPS Foreign Affairs. More specific information to the Embassy of Belgium in Cameroon is available here.

 
2. How to submit my application to the Embassy?

Visa: 

 

Attention : From the 1/11/2016 all applicants have to fill out their application form online for Belgium BEFORE the introduction at the embassy. The form is available through the following link: http://visaonweb.diplomatie.be
To introduce a visa application file, please contact our operator in charge of appointments. For more information please visit our website under the heading “Visa for Belgium”. Applicants should submit their application in person.

Exceptions: 
Holders of diplomatic or service passports as well as students on scholarships can introduce their applications without appointment from Mon - Fri from 0800 - 1100

Completing a file: 
Submission of additional documents on Wed and Thu between 1300 and 1400

Visa withdrawals: 
Mon - Thu between 1200 and 1330

Legalization of documents: 
Submission: Monday & Tuesday: between 1300 and 1500 

Withdrawal: Friday between 0800 and 0900.

 
3. What are the deadlines for obtaining a visa?

Delays in processing your application may vary, because each application is handled on a case-by-case basis. As a general rule:

  • Applications for Schengen visas ("short stay") 
    If your application is complete: or the visa is granted, or your application requires a further examination and consultation with our Ministry of Internal Affairs (Foreign Office). 
     
  • Requests for long-stay visas 
    The duration of treatment may vary, and up to approximately 6-8 weeks, depending on the file type. This delay is due to the transmission of many applications at the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Foreign Office) in Brussels.

 
4. My application was sent to the Ministry of Internal Affairs (Foreign Office). When will I get an answer?

You can monitor the processing of your application directly to the Foreign Office’s site: www.dofi.fgov.be. Click on "visa consultation", enter your file number and click.

 
5. How do I legalize a document?

You need to first legalize the document by the Cameroonian competent authorities (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in general). Then you submit the document to the Embassy of Belgium in Yaounde, to the Honorary Consulate in Douala (Honorary Consul Maurice Vander Schueren) or to the Honorary Consulate in Bangui ( Honorary Consul Isabelle Marconnet).