Third country nationals

A third-country national is a person who does not have the nationality of one of the Member States of the European Union, nor the nationality of one of the countries associated with the European Union (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland).

Are you planning to travel to or settle in Belgium?

You may need to apply for a visa. It all depends on your nationality and the duration of your stay in Belgium. This website gives you all the information you need to help you with your application.

A visa is a sticker put in your passport by an embassy or a consulate to allow you to enter and stay for a certain period in Belgium.

The C visa (Schengen visa) is intended for stays of up to 90 days, while the D visa (national long-stay visa) is meant for longer stays.

Some nationalities are exempt from the visa requirement for a short stay. However, all nationalities are subject to a visa requirement for a long stay in Belgium.

Health conditions

In order to limit the introduction and spread of new variants of the virus, the Belgian authorities have decided to introduce a ban on travel to Belgium for persons coming out of a country classified as very high risk on the website

For the journeys to Belgium from third countries that have not been classified as "very high risk area", there are no more Covid-19 travel restrictions.

There are no very high-risk countries at the moment.