How to Apply for Belgium Visa in Ghana – Belgium Visa Application

Belgium, a country in Western Europe, is known for medieval towns, Renaissance architecture and as headquarters of the European Union and NATO. The country has distinctive regions including Dutch-speaking Flanders to the north, French-speaking Wallonia to the south and a German-speaking community to the east.

However, if you are traveling to Belgium you will need a visa that is specific to the reason for your travel. In this article, we will show you how to apply for Belgium visa in Ghana, Belgium visa requirements for Ghana citizens, Belgium visa fee for Ghanaians, Belgium visa processing time in Ghana.

Depending on the purpose of your travel to Belgium, there are different types of visas that will apply to the occasion. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study or work and reside in Belgium permanently, you will have to apply for a different Belgium Schengen Visa, accordingly.


Types of Belgium Visa – How to Apply for Belgium Visa in Ghana

There are different categories of Belgium Visa; the multiple entries and single entry visas, and the short-term visa and the long-term visa. The multiple entry visas allow a person to travel to and out of Belgium using the same visa. The single entry visas allow a person only one entry with their visa.


Short Term Visa – A short-stay Schengen visa allows you to stay in Belgium – but not work – for up to 90 days in a 180-day period. Types of Belgium short stay visa includes business visa, transit visa, medical visa, tourist visa, family visit, conference, sports, and events.

Long Term Visa – The long-term visa allows you to stay in Belgium for more than 90 days, but subject to change. Types of long-term visa include work visa, family reunion visa.

There are specific Belgium visas that apply to Ghanaians and they include:

1. Belgium Work Visa

The Belgium work visa is issued to person(s) who want to work in Belgium. The Belgium employers of these applicants will have to send proof of employment.

2. Belgium Student Visa

The Belgium student visa is a multiple-entry visa granted to applicants who want to study in Belgium. Applicants must be granted admission into a Belgium institution before applying for the student visa.


3. Belgium Tourist Schengen Visa

The Belgium tourist visa is issued to person(s) who want to visit family members, relatives and friends in Belgium from Ghana. The tourist visas are single-entry visa and are only valid for up to 3 months (90 days).

4. Belgium Business Visa

The Belgium business visa is issued to travellers visiting the country for brief business meetings, conferences or lectures. This single-entry visa is only valid for 90 days. Applicants for this visa will have to provide necessary documents to support their reason for traveling.

For a more detailed information on Belgium visa requirements click here.

General Requirements for Belgium Visa – Belgium Visa Application Form

  • Download the application form, fill it completely and with sincerity. Fill the form in BLOCK LETTERS.
  • Attach 2 photos; the photo should be in passport size format (not more than 3 months old) with applicants usual signature at the back.
  • Your passport and copies of your previous visas (if any) – valid for at least 3 months beyond return date – are required. Your passport must have at least two blank pages.
  • Invitation letter (For business: Invitation letter from inviting company sent by either by fax or by e-mail (not both) to the embassy, For private visit: Invitation letter signed by the host together with a copy of his/her passport, identity card or
    resident permit).
  • A copy of your return-ticket reservation. It is not recommended to purchase the ticket before obtaining the visa – if not otherwise required.
  • A cover letter stating the purpose of visit to Belgium and itinerary.  (Click to find cover letter samples for visa applications).
  • Flight Reservation with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Belgium.
  • Hotel Booking Reservation for the whole duration of the intended stay in Belgium.
  • Proof of civil status (marriage certificate, birth certificate of children, death certificate of spouse, ration card if applicable)
  • Original Personal bank statement of the applicant for the last 3 months to be submitted at the Embassy of Belgium, Accra with the original stamp and signature of authorized signatory of the bank (Online Bank statements are not acceptable). Personal Income tax may be added as an additional document.
  • Salary slips for last three months (if employed). See requirements for other Belgium visas.
  • Schengen Travel Insurance confirmation of minimum 30,000€ coverage within Belgium and the entire Schengen area.

NOTE: The insurance may be concluded in Ghana or abroad. The local insurance companies accepted by Schengen are:
Enterprise Insurance Co. Ltd, Phoenix Insurance Co. (Gh) Ltd, Provident Insurance Co. Ltd, Vanguard Assurance Co. Ltd, Star Assurance Co. Ltd, State Insurance Company of Ghana Ltd (SIC), Global Alliance Insurance Ghana, CDH Insurance Company Ltd, Quality Insurance Company Ltd, Unique Insurance Company, Metropolitan Insurance Company Ltd., Donewell Insurance, NSIA, Glico, BUPA, Allianz and Activa.


How to Apply for Belgium Visa in Ghana

  1. Download the application form, fill it completely and with sincerity.  Fill the form in BLOCK LETTERS.
  2. Pay the visa application fees.
  3. Take the visa application form and supporting documents listed above and the filled application form to the Belgium Embassy in Accra.
  4. Provide biometric information.

All applicants are expected to submit a document declaring that every information that they have provided is true and valid. This is to be submitted along with the application form.

Belgium Visa Fees for Ghanaians

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CategoryAmount in EUR*
Children aged from 6 to 1235.00
Children up to 6 years oldfree
*Visa fees are payable at the Embassy only in GHC or CFA at the prevailing exchange rate and highest denomination (if possible)

Belgium Visa Processing Time

Per the instructions received from the Embassy of Belgium, minimum processing time is 10 working days (It may delay depending on case to case).


All applications must be submitted at least 15 days prior to the proposed date of travel to accommodate any unforeseen processing delays.

We hope that with this guide, you have learned how to apply for Belgium visa in Ghana. We wish you good luck with your visa application.


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