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Visa for Belgium

  1. Where, when and how can you submit your visa application?
  2. How much is the handling fee (cost for processing your visa application)?
  3. Required documents
  4. Information about specific (local) documents
  5. Checking the status of your visa application
  6. Schengen representation for visa
  7. Contact

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

Visa applications

On the 3th of September 2018, the Embassy has started a collaboration with the company VFS. In order to serve you even better. The introduction of visa applications for travel to Belgium, Luxemburg, Norway (short stay) and the Netherlands will from now on be done at VFS. You can find more information on the website http://www.vfsglobal.com/belgium/cameroon/index.html.

 

In accordance with the Visa Code, every visa applicant reserves the right to submit his or her visa application directly at the Belgian Embassy or Consulate competent for his/her place of residence. In order to do so, the applicant is required to schedule an appointment by email with the mission concerned.

  

2. How much is the handling fee (cost for processing your visa application)?

The handling fee is paid in cash, in FCFA, at the Embassy.

The handling fee for a short term stay visa (C) is the equivalent of 60 euro to be paid in FCFA. Click here for the current consular fees in euro and in FCFA.

For a long term stay visa (D) the handling fee is the equivalent of 180 euro to be paid in FCFA. Click here for the current consular fees in euro and in FCFA.

An additional contribution is required for the processing of certain visa D applications, in which case you will be requested to submit a proof of payment of this additional contribution as a part of your visa application. If you are unable to do so at the time of the submission of your application, the application will  be considered inadmissible. Please note that the handling fee is to be paid at the time of the application. In case the applicant is exempt from paying the handling fee, he or she is not automatically exempted from paying the additional contribution.

There are certain exceptions to the standard fee of 60 euros for a C visa and 180 euro for a D visa. You can find all relevant information with this regard on the website of the Immigration Office

  
3. Required documents

You can download the visa application form and you will find all conditions on the FPS Home Affairs Immigration Office website, the only competent authority for the admittance, stay, residence and removal of foreigners.

  
Short stay visa (= max. 90 days)

All general information regarding visa applications for short stays and the supporting documents can be found on the website of the Immigration Office.

The list of supporting documents to be presented by visa applicants in Cameroon can by found on the following link http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/pdf/20140429_vis1_act_part1_en.pdf

Biometry - Visa Information System (VIS)

All Schengen visa applicants must appear in person, except for children younger than 12, to have their 10 fingerprints and their photograph registered. These data are stored for 5 years in the VIS. The fingerprint registration procedure only takes a few minutes and identifies you with certainty as the sole licensee of the visa. It protects you against falsification or abuse of your identity (for instance, if your passport is stolen) and optimizes the border crossing. For more extensive information, we refer you to the European Union website.

  
Long stay visa (= more than 90 days)

All general information regarding visa applications for long stays and the supporting documents can be found on the website of the Immigration Office.

The registration of biometric data (fingerprints and photo) is compulsory for all student visa applications.

There are 2 categories of students that are exempt from the registration of  biometric data:

  • Students with a scholarship from the Belgian State
  • Students that participate in an exchange programme or that avail of inter-university mobility

  
4. Information about specific documents ( Medical certificate, Insurance etc..)

You can get a medical certificate through one of the doctors certified by the Embassy. Please click here to obtain the list.

For Schengen insurance liste click here

  
5. Checking the status of your visa application  

Belgian embassies and consulates general must submit certain visa applications to the Immigration Office of the Federal Public Service Home Affairs for a final decision. It is the only competent authority with regards to the admittance, stay, residence and removal of foreigners from Belgian territory.

 

How to find your file number : Click here

From this stage onwards, the Immigration Office is the only authority to contact, if you wish to know the status of your application. With the file number you can inquire about the status of your application (Boulevard Pacheco, 44, 1000 Brussels, T: +32.2.793.80.00, infodesk@ibz.fgov.be). Using this number, you can also check the status of your visa application on the Immigration Office website. Once a decision has been taken, the Belgian Embassy will inform you personally.  

  
6. Schengen representation

In Cameroon, Belgium represents Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway and Austria for handling short stay visa applications (max. 90 days).

In Cameroon, Belgium represents Luxembourg for handling long stay visa applications (more than 90 days).

In Gabon, Belgium is represented by France for handling short stay visa applications (max. 90 days).

In Equatorial Guinea, Belgium is represented by Spain for handling short stay visa applications (max. 90 days).

In Tchad, Belgium is represented by France for handling short stay visa applications (max. 90 days).

In Central-Africa, Belgium is represented by France for handling short stay visa applications (max. 90 days).

  
7. Contact

Should you still have questions, please contact us via email on visa.yaounde@diplobel.fed.be