Belgium visa requirements for Qataris

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Qataris visiting Belgium

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to apply for a Belgian Visa.


  • The Belgian application form must be completely filled in, signed by the applicant.
  • The current Qatar address, local contact number, and email address should be provided.
  • For children under 18 years, the application form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. 
  • One recent passport photograph taken within the last  6 months.
  • The original passport should be valid for at least three months after the date of return from Belgium.
  • The passport must have been issued within the last 10 years, must be in good shape and have at least 2 blank pages for visa stamp.
  • The applicant needs to provide a photocopy of the identity page of the passport.
  • Qatar Residence permits are required from applicants who are non-citizens of Qatar.
  • Applicants are required to provide a copy of previous Belgian visas with entry and exit stamps from the last 3 years.
  • Bank statements of the last 3 months showing proof of sufficient financial means
  • The bank statements should be stamped and signed by the applicant's bank.
  • Traveler cheques, proof of purchase of foreign currencies, or credit card covering the cost of the stay is the bank statement is not available.
  • Flight ticket reservation is required.
  • Travel insurance certificate with a minimum coverage of € 30,000. showing coverage of the costs of urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment.
  • For minors, letter of consent signed by both parents, copies of the parent’s passports or identity cards where their signature appears is required.
  • For students, a letter from the school or university confirming their status as a student and that their absence is permitted is required.
  • The documents presented must be recent originals, plus one (1) photocopy of each of the documents.
  • Official foreign documents must be legalized or bear an apostille unless a treaty provides for the exemption of the legalization process.
  • If the documents are not in French, Dutch, German or English, the documents must be translated into one of these languages by a certified translator.

Belgium Visa for Qataris

Facts about Belgium


Belgium is a prime tourist site due to its historical landmark, modern architecture and rural idylls. Also, the country is visited by a lot of business tourists. The country is also famous for its long traditions in arts, fashion, and its cuisine. Tourists in the country can be guaranteed of a very good time as there are a lot of things to see all over the city and activities like hiking, biking and camping to engage in. While in the country, there are various festivals to attend at different periods throughout the year. Mussels, Balletjes, Stoemp, Waffles, and other special Belgian delicacies will leave you asking for more, be sure to try these cuisines out.
 
Tourism in Belgium has been on the up since 2009. The number of visitors who visited Belgium in 2009 was just over 12 million which increased to 16 million in 2017. It has been estimated that these numbers will continue to increase in the years to come. The tourism industry generates about 2.8% of Belgium’s gross domestic product and employs about 3.3% of the working population.
 
Foreigners are not allowed to enter or leave the country with more €10,000 or its equivalent in any currency. Avoid wearing expensive jewellery and watches as this may attract petty criminals to you.

Types of Belgium Visa


Types of Visa Processing Time Duration of Stay
Tourist visa 15 working days 90 days
Business visa 15 working days 90 days
Medical visa 15 working days 90 days

General Requirements for Belgium Visa


  • The Belgian application form must be completely filled in, signed by the applicant.
  • The current Qatar address, local contact number, and email address should be provided.
  • For children under 18 years, the application form must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. 
  • One recent passport photograph taken within the last  6 months.
  • The original passport should be valid for at least three months after the date of return from Belgium.
  • The passport must have been issued within the last 10 years, must be in good shape and have at least 2 blank pages for visa stamp.
  • The applicant needs to provide a photocopy of the identity page of the passport.
  • Qatar Residence permits are required from applicants who are non-citizens of Qatar.
  • Applicants are required to provide a copy of previous Belgian visas with entry and exit stamps from the last 3 years.
  • Bank statements of the last 3 months showing proof of sufficient financial means
  • The bank statements should be stamped and signed by the applicant's bank.
  • Traveler cheques, proof of purchase of foreign currencies, or credit card covering the cost of the stay is the bank statement is not available.
  • Flight ticket reservation is required.
  • Travel insurance certificate with a minimum coverage of € 30,000. showing coverage of the costs of urgent medical attention and/or emergency hospital treatment.
  • For minors, letter of consent signed by both parents, copies of the parent’s passports or identity cards where their signature appears is required.
  • For students, a letter from the school or university confirming their status as a student and that their absence is permitted is required.
  • The documents presented must be recent originals, plus one (1) photocopy of each of the documents.
  • Official foreign documents must be legalized or bear an apostille unless a treaty provides for the exemption of the legalization process.
  • If the documents are not in French, Dutch, German or English, the documents must be translated into one of these languages by a certified translator.

Belgium Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

60.00 (EUR)

Business visa

60.00 (EUR)

Medical visa

60.00 (EUR)

Belgium Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Qatar


Location

Address

Doha

Off Al Sanaa Street, District 64 between al Markhia and al Jamia Avenue P.O. Box 24418 Doha Qatar

www.diplomatie.belgium.be/qatar

doha@diplobel.fed.be

(+974) 449 315 42

Frequently Asked Questions


How long does it take to get my Belgian visa?

The processing time for a Belgian visa may take up to 15 days.


How long in advance should I apply for a Belgian visa?

Applicants are highly recommended to apply for the Belgian visa three months prior to your trip to Belgium.


What is the main religion in Belgium?

The main religion in Belgium is Christianity, in particular, Roman Catholicism, which is the largest religion in Belgium.