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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. Checking the status of your visa application
  5. Schengen representation for visa
  6. Medical certificate - Certified doctors
  7. Contact

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

Tanzania
To apply for a visa you need to submit your visa application at the embassy. The visa office is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 08h00 - 11h00 - closed on Wednesday.

Malawi
For a short stay visa (max. 90 days), Belgium is represented by the embassy of Norway in Lilongwe (www.norway.mw). For a long stay visa (more than 90 days), you must contact the Belgian Embassy in Dar es Salaam (daressalaam@diplobel.fed.be).

Mauritius
For a short stay visa (max. 90 days), Belgium is represented by the embassy of France in Port Louis (www.ambafrance-mu.org). For a long stay visa (more than 90 days), you must contact the Belgian Embassy in Dar es Salaam (daressalaam@diplobel.fed.be).

Zambia
For a short stay visa (max. 90 days), Belgium is represented by the embassy of Sweden in Lusaka (www.swedenabroad.com/lusaka). For a long stay visa (more than 90 days), you must contact the Belgian Embassy in Dar es Salaam (daressalaam@diplobel.fed.be).

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

The handling fee is paid in cash, in Tanzanian shillings.

The handling fee for a short term stay visa (C) is 168.000 TZS.

For a long term stay visa (D) the handling fee is 504.000 TZS.

An additional contribution is required for the processing of certain visa D applications (long term stay), in which case you will be requested to submit a proof of payment of this 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. For more information about this, we refer you to the Immigration Office website.

  
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)

See Immigration Office.

  
Biometry - Visa Information System

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)

See 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. 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.

In such a case, your file number will be communicated to you by the embassy or consulate general upon the submission of your file to the Immigration Office. 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 (Antwerpsesteenweg 59B, 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 or Consulate general will inform you personally.

  
5. Schengen representation

Belgium represents Austria in Tanzania for handling short stay visa applications (max. 90 days).

Belgium represents Luxembourg in Tanzania for handling short stay visa applications (max. 90 days) and long stay visa applications (more than 90 days).

  
6. Medical certificate – Certified doctors

If you need a medical certificate we invite you to contact one of the doctors of the following hospitals:

  • Agha Khan Hospital 
    Barack Obama Road 
    Dar es Salaam 
    Tanzania 
    Tel: +255 22 2115151/3 
    Email: agakhan@akhst.org
     
  • Shree Hindu Mandal Hospital 
    Chusi Street 
    Dar es Salaam 
    Tanzania 
    Tel: +255 22 2114991/4 
    Email : hindu@cats-net.com

  
7. Contact

Should you still have questions, please contact us via daressalaam@diplobel.fed.be.