Belgium visa requirements for Sierra Leoneans

Travel and visa requirements

Basic Travel Requirements for Sierra Leoneans visiting Belgium

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


  • A duly completed Schengen visa application form.
  • An original passport with a validity of at least 6 months after exit from Belgium.
  • Two blank pages for visa stamps.
  • Two identical passport-sized photographs that meet the Belgium visa photo specification.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
  • Proof of financial capability for the duration of stay.
  • Proof of accommodation or hotel reservations.
  • A valid travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of £30,000.
  • Copy of return flight ticket.
  • Copy of travel itinerary.
  • Return flight ticket to Sierra Leone (Short-stay travelers).
  • Repatriation commitment note (Long-stay travelers).

Belgium Visa for Sierra Leoneans

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 days 90 days
Business visa 15 days 90 days
Transit visa 15 days 24 hours

General Requirements for Belgium Visa


  • A duly completed Schengen visa application form.
  • An original passport with a validity of at least 6 months after exit from Belgium.
  • Two blank pages for visa stamps.
  • Two identical passport-sized photographs that meet the Belgium visa photo specification.
  • Documentation confirming the purpose of travel.
  • Proof of financial capability for the duration of stay.
  • Proof of accommodation or hotel reservations.
  • A valid travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of £30,000.
  • Copy of return flight ticket.
  • Copy of travel itinerary.
  • Return flight ticket to Sierra Leone (Short-stay travelers).
  • Repatriation commitment note (Long-stay travelers).

Belgium Visa Fees


Visa Type

Sub Types

Visa Fees

Tourist visa

60.00 (EUR)

Business visa

60.00 (EUR)

Transit visa

60.00 (EUR)

Belgium Visa Application Centres & Embassies in Sierra Leone


Location

Address

Freetown

Belgian Honorary Consulate. c/o International Construction Ltd 68 Wilkinson Road, Freetown, Sierra Leone.

(+232) 22.23.05.90

Frequently Asked Questions


Is Belgium a Schengen country?

Yes. Belgium is one of the 26 Schengen countries.


How safe is Belgium to travel to?

Belgium is probably one of the safest countries in Europe. However, petty crimes such as muggings, bag snatching, and pick-pocketing are common in tourist areas, so it is important to be cautious when outside.


Can I work in Belgium with a tourist visa?

Visitors in Belgium are not allowed to take up paid employment without a work permit. If you are a student with a valid residence permit, you may work for up to 20 hours per week during school sessions or full-time when school is on break.


What language is spoken in Belgium?

The official language in Belgium is Dutch and it is spoken by more than half of the population. You may also find French speakers in the country and an even smaller number of the population that speak German.


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