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Requirements for Belgian getting visa Vietnam

Belgium Passport Holders are required visa for entering Vietnam.

There're 2 ways to get visa for entering Vietnam :

1/ Apply visa at Embassy of Vietnam in Brussels, Belgium in person at location as below :

- Address: Boulevard Général Jacques 1, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

- Website : www.vietnamembassy.be

2/ Or if you don't want to go to embassy location, you can apply online to get approval for getting visa on arrival Vietnam.

Does Belgium citizens need visa for entering Vietnam or not?

Yes, citizens of Belgium need to have a valid visa for making trips to Vietnam. The two nations have great democratic bonds but so far, the nations have not entered into any reciprocal agreements with respect to their visa policies. Hence, Belgium citizens need to obtain a visa for entry into Vietnam even for the shortest duration and vice versa. Although, keeping in mind the democratic relations, Vietnam has still given certain exemptions to the Belgium citizens that are as follows :-

1) All the Belgium citizens who are in possession of a diplomatic or official passport are entitled to avail an exemption of a maximum period of 90 days. If the official wants to extend the stay, then he would need a valid visa.

2) Any Belgium citizen who is a spouse or a child to a Vietnamese citizen, then he or she can apply for a visa exemption. After completing all the documentation successfully, the citizen can avail an exemption for as long as 5 years.

3) In addition, if you are a Belgium based Vietnamese citizen then also you are entitled to apply for a visa exemption. You will need to submit all the relevant documents showing your Vietnamese status and you can get an exemption of up to 5 years.

4) The children under 14 years of age, who are sharing their passports with their parents, are entitled for an exemption. The child does not need a separate visa in this scenario. If the child has a separate passport, then a separate visa will be required.

5) To promote tourism, Vietnam has also given an exemption to all the Belgium citizens who are planning to make a trip to the famous Phu Quoc islands. Such travelers are allowed to enjoy a visa free stay of up to 30 days. However, if the traveler wishes to go beyond the island or stay on the island for more than 30 days then a valid visa will be required.

These are some of the exemption criteria laid down by the Vietnamese Visa Policy. It is advisable to thorough yourself with all the exemptions available before going ahead with the visa application. The citizens of Belgium can obtain visas through two means. First is to approach the Vietnam embassy and the second is to approach online agents like us for a visa on arrival (VOA).

Obtaining an embassy visa:

Fortunately, Belgium has its own Vietnam embassy that has made the process of getting a visa simplified largely. You need to fill up the form and submit it to the embassy along with your passport and the processing fee. The form can be collected from the embassy or from the embassy website. The visa is processed by the embassy within 5 to 7 working days.

Obtaining a VOA:

A visa on arrival is a great advantage for the people who are traveling via airways to Vietnam. The process is much quicker as no documentation is involved and much more economical. The visa can be availed from this route within 2 to 3 business days. 

How to get a Vietnam visa in Belgium?

There are 2 ways for you to get a Vietnam visa:

1. Apply for your Vietnam visa in a Vietnam Embassy/Consulate:

You can come directly to the Vietnam embassy in your country and you will be instructed step by step on how to apply for a Vietnam visa there. By this way, you have to come directly to the Vietnam embassy at least two times. The first time you come there is to submit required documents and the second one coming there is to get your Vietnam visa.

For more convenience, we would like to let you know the contact information of the Vietnam embassy in Belgium as below:

Embassy of Vietnam in Belgium

Address: Boulevard Général Jacques 1, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Telephone: 32 (0)2. 379 27 37 ;

Fax: 32 (0)2. 374 93 76

Email : [email protected]

Website : www.vietnamembassy.be

2.  Apply online to obtain an approval letter to pick up your Vietnam visa at Vietnam international airports (in case you travel by air to Vietnam) 

Please click here for Vietnam visa inquiry.

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