Belgium visa requirements for Rwandans

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Rwandans visiting Belgium

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


  • Completed visa application form.
  • An original passport valid for at least 3 months  after exit from Belgium. It should have at least two blank pages for visa stamps.
  • Two identical passport sized photographs that meet the Belgium visa photo specification.
  • Flight reservation for Belgium and return ticket to Rwanda.
  • Proof of accommodation which could be hotel reservation or an invitation letter from your host in Belgium.
  • Medical insurance with minimum cover of €30,000.
  • Proof of financial sustenance in Belgium.
  • All documents should either be in English, French, Dutch or German.
  • A cover letter which gives details about your trip.
  • You'll be required to provide proof of civil status to show you have incentive to return to Rwanda. This could be marriage certificates, birth certificate of children or letter from employer in Rwanda.
  • Minors are required to submit their original birth certificate along with a consent form signed by both parents.
  • This visa costs €60 for 12 years and above, €35 for children between 6-11 and is free for children under 6.

Belgium Visa for Rwandans

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
Official visa 15 working days 90 days
Student visa 15 working days more than 90 days
Transit visa 15 working days 5 days

General Requirements for Belgium Visa


  • Completed visa application form.
  • An original passport valid for at least 3 months  after exit from Belgium. It should have at least two blank pages for visa stamps.
  • Two identical passport sized photographs that meet the Belgium visa photo specification.
  • Flight reservation for Belgium and return ticket to Rwanda.
  • Proof of accommodation which could be hotel reservation or an invitation letter from your host in Belgium.
  • Medical insurance with minimum cover of €30,000.
  • Proof of financial sustenance in Belgium.
  • All documents should either be in English, French, Dutch or German.
  • A cover letter which gives details about your trip.
  • You'll be required to provide proof of civil status to show you have incentive to return to Rwanda. This could be marriage certificates, birth certificate of children or letter from employer in Rwanda.
  • Minors are required to submit their original birth certificate along with a consent form signed by both parents.
  • This visa costs €60 for 12 years and above, €35 for children between 6-11 and is free for children under 6.

Belgium Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

60.00 (EUR)

Business visa

60.00 (EUR)

Medical visa

60.00 (EUR)

Official visa

0.00 (EUR)

Student visa

180.00 (EUR)

Transit visa

60.00 (EUR)

Belgium Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Rwanda


Location

Address

Kigali

KN3 Avenue, B.P. 81, Kigali, Rwanda.

rwanda.diplomatie.belgium.be/en

Kigali.Visa@diplobel.fed.be

+250-252-575553

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I visit Belgium with a Schengen visa?

Belgium is one of the European countries on the Schengen agreement so you can visit with a valid Schengen visa.


What language do they speak in Belgium?

The official language in Belgium is Dutch and it's spoken by 60% of their population. About 40% speak French while a very small number of Belgians speak German.


Are there good places to visit in Belgium?

Yes, Belgium is well known for its multicultural nature and great historic locations. Brussels, the capital of Belgium is a famous city for visits. Antwerp, Beringen, Bruges and Lier are also some of Belgium's greatest cities for travelling visitors.


Is Belgium safe to relocate to?

Belgium is generally a very safe country except for certain neighbourhoods in Brussels - the port and docks of Antwerp. Charleroi and Liège boast of the highest crime rates in Southern Belgium but if you keep an eye on your belongings and avoid wandering alone at night, you'll not be in serious problems.