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General Data Protection Regulation. Information to be provided to applicants concerning the processing of personal data in the Visa Information System (VIS) provided upon short stay visa applications


Privacy statement. Processing of personal data in the context of a visa application


New contribution for visa LONG stay - D

Since the 2nd of March 2015, a contribution is required for the processing of certain long stay (D) visa applications.

This contribution can be paid by either the applicant or a third person (family members, acquaintance, sponsor, guarantor, etc.). This contribution should be paid into the account of the Immigration Office in Belgium.

The proof of payment of this contribution needs to be presented at the time of the introduction of the visa application. Should the applicant be unable to provide a proof of payment, the visa application will be deemed inadmissible.

This contribution is to be paid on top of the handling fee of the long stay visa (handling fee = the equivalent of €180 in local currency). The handling fee will still need to be paid at the time of the application. An exemption for the handling fee, does not necessarily imply that one is also exempt for the contribution.

We therefore recommend you to carefully consult the website of the Immigration Office with regards to the amount of the contribution and the manner in which this is to be paid.


  • Any bank charges or charges related to the transfer will need to be borne by the applicant or whomever performs the transfer.
  • In the event that you have not paid the full amount, you will have an additional 30 days to transfer the additional amount. If you do not provide the proof that the full amount was paid within this period, the amount already paid will not be reimbursed and the application will be inadmissible.
  • The contribution will likewise not be reimbursed in the event of a refusal of the visa.


Applying for a Schengen visa

Since November 14, 2013, a Visa Information System (VIS) is applied in the Palestinian Territory by all EU Member States participating in Schengen cooperation. The main objectives of the VIS are to facilitate visa application procedures and checks at external borders as well as to enhance security. For the purpose of the VIS, all applicants will be required to provide their biometric data (fingerprints and a digital photograph) when applying for a Schengen visa. As a result, from 14th November 2013, individuals wishing to obtain a visa for Schengen countries will need to appear in person.

For more information:

Applicants residing in the West Bank or in Gaza have to apply for their visa at the Belgium Visa Application Centre in Ramallah or in Gaza (as of July 1st, 2015):

ENG      In accordance with the Visa Code, every visa applicant reserves the right to submit his or her visa application directly at the Belgian Embassy or Consulate competent for his/her place of residence. In order to do so, the applicant is required to schedule an appointment by email with the mission concerned. (

FR       Comme prescrit par le Code Visa, tout demandeur de visa se réserve le droit d’introduire sa demande de visa directement auprès de l’Ambassade ou du Consulat belge, compétent pour son lieu de résidence. A cette fin, il/elle doit fixer préalablement un rendez-vous via email envoyé à la mission concernée. (

NL     In overeenstemming met de Visa Code, behoudt iedere visumaanvrager het recht zijn/haar visumaanvraag rechtstreeks in te dienen bij de Belgische Ambassade of het Belgische Consulaat bevoegd voor zijn plaats van residentie. In dat geval wordt de visumaanvrager verzocht op voorhand via email een afspraak te maken bij de betrokken missie. (

For information on the procedure see here:

From April 2015, a harmonised list of supporting documents is imposed to persons who are subject to short stay Schengen visa (C) requirements and are residing in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.  This list is the result of an Implementing Decision of the European Commission. For the harmonised list of supporting documents, see here.

For the application form, see here:

For information on the handling fee for your application, see here.

For IMPORTANT INFORMATION on the travel insurance when applying for a visa, see here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Applying for a long term visa (family reunion, work, studies...)

Applicants residing in the West Bank or in Gaza have to apply for their visa at the Belgium Visa Application Centre in Ramallah or in Gaza (as of July 1st, 2015):

Applicants from Jerusalem can apply in person for their visa at the Consulate General in Jerusalem by scheduling by themselves an appointment online (e-appointment). 

For information on the procedure and the documents to submit, see here:

For the application form, see here.

For information on the handling fee for your application, see here.