Belgium

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Travelling to Belgium?

Passport required.

Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay.

Visa required.

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

To apply for a visa you need to submit your visa application at the embassy. The visa office is open from Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Previous to the introduction of a visa application the applicant is required to make an appointment online (www.appointmentquest.com/scheduler/2210040222).

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

The handling fee is paid by bank transfer prior to the application. The proof of payment must be added to your application file. The fees are paid in Kenyan Shilling only.

As of 15/10/2016, the fees are:
Short stay visa: 6.960 KES 
Long stay visa: 20.880 KES

Bank details:

Name: Embassy of Belgium – Visa 
Account number: 6592350041 
CBA (Commercial Bank of Africa) 
Village Market Branch – Nairobi 
Swift: CBAFKENX

An additional contribution is required for the processing of certain visa D applications, in which case you will be requested to submit a proof of payment of this additional 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.

  1. 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)

In cooperation with the visa sections of the Schengen member states represented in Nairobi the visa application process has been harmonized. Information on the documents to present you can find on the website of the EU Delegation in Nairobi: http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/kenya/eu_travel/visa/index_en.htm.

Medical travel insurance: on the website EU Delegation you will find the list of authorized insurance companies.

 
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.

Medical travel insurance: see http://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/kenya/eu_travel/visa/index_en.htm.

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
  1. 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, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 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.

  1. Schengen representation

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

  1. Medical certificate - Certified doctors

Should you require a medical certificate for long term visas or for a work permit the relevant form can be downloaded. The printed form is to be taken for the medical examination to the following medical centre: Dr. Kewal Thakore, Warwick Medical Centre, United Nations Avenue, Giriri, Nairobi - Tel. +254-20-7120558.

  1. Contact

Should you still have questions, please contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone +254 733 379 658 from Monday until Thursday between 2.30 and 3.30 p.m.

 Kenyan Embassy in Brussels, Belgium

Avenue Winston Churchilllaan 208

1180 Brussels

Telephone: (+32) 2 340 10 40

Fax: (+32) 2 340 10 50

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website: www.kenyabrussels.com

HEAD OF MISSION

Johnson Weru, Ambassador

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