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Visas for Belgium and Luxembourg

The Embassy of Belgium in Islamabad issues visas (short stay and long stay) for Belgium and for Luxembourg

Important notice

Procedure, temporary suspension and timeline for visa applications through Visa Application Centres


A significant change has been made to the appointment system. As a temporary measure, an appointment has to be made with the VAC prior to submitting the application. 

It has been observed that part of the daily appointments given are not used by the applicants who have registered. In order to remedy this situation, if you have to give up your appointment, you are urged to cancel it (at least 24 hours before).

This small gesture will allow another applicant to have an appointment, which was not available until the time of your cancellation. The goal is indeed not to deprive other requesters of our services if you have to give it up.

In the event of a no-show on the day of the appointment, and without appropriate cancellation, you will only be able to obtain a new appointment after a period of one month.


In order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the member states of the European Union have decided to apply restrictions on non-essential travel to the EU. Subject to possible changes, the timeline for acceptance of visa applications through Visa Application Centres (VAC) is the following:

- From 13 July 2020 onwards, applications for student visas can be submitted at the VACs.

- From 1 August 2020 onwards, applications for visas of seafarers (short stay) and for visas on the basis of a work permit (long stay) can be submitted at the VACs.

- From 15 August 2020 onwards, applications for short stay visas of family members of EU citizens/residents and for family reunification (long stay) can be submitted at the VACs.

Other types of visa applications are suspended until further notice.

The entrance to the Belgian territory may be linked to or dependent on sanitary measures, such as (compulsory / recommended) quarantine or testing. Before travelling to Belgium, you are requested to consult the website of the FPS Foreign Affairs and to stricly apply the relevant measures.

As from the 1st of August 2020, all travellers are requested to fill in a public health passenger locator form online, available via this link, within the 48 hours preceding their arrival to Belgium.


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