Foreign students wishing to work in Belgium as Au Pair need a visa accordingly.
For more information, please visit the website of the Immigration Office in Brussels: https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/EN/Pages/home.aspx
|Visa Category||General Rule||Visa fee in Euro||Visa Fee in RMB|
|Long stay (more than 90 days)||Spouse/partner and Children (under the age of 21) of EU and Swiss citizens
|National from : Israel, San Marino, Japan, Morocco and Turkey
|Students in the programs of Erasmus Mundus, Lotus and Tempus.
|Students with scholarship from the Belgian State (Federal State or Regional Authorities) (like DGCD, VLIR, etc.); from Belgian Universities and Belgian High Schools and from European Commission or European Institutions.||0||0|
|Researchers who have a scholarship from a Belgian University (including researchers who have signed a “gastovereenkomst – convention d’accueil”)||0||0|
|All other applicant||180||1458|
Visa Service Fee for Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou: 165RMB
Visa Service Fee for Shenyang, Jinan, Xi’an, Wuhan, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Fuzhou and Kunming: 194RMB
Applicants are requested to collect the invoice for all payments.
Administrative fee for LONG STAY visas for Belgium
Please be informed that as from 2 March 2015 a new administrative fee has to be paid before the submission of some LONG STAY visas for Belgium. This fee has to be paid to Immigration office, Belgium by the applicant or by a third party which can be in Belgium (family member, employer, sponsor). The proof of payment has to be provided together with the visa application. Some applicants do not have to pay this fee (see table undermentioned with exceptions).
This administrative fee has no interference with the visa fees, which remain the same and have to be paid at the submission of the file at one of the Visa Application Centres of Visa Facility Service (VFS) Global in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou.
You will find in attachment a table with an overview of this administrative fee per category as well as all the cases in which an exemption is granted, for example, if the applicant is less than 18 years old or if the person to be joined in Belgium has refugee status or benefits from subsidiary protection.
The administrative fee has to be paid to Immigration Office, Belgium in euroby bank transfer, directly to the following bank account (payments in RMB will not be accepted):
IBAN: BE57 6792 0060 9235.
Name of beneficiary: FOD Binnenlandse Zaken, Dienst Vreemdelingenzaken or SPF Intérieur, Office des étrangers
Address of beneficiary: Antwerpsesteenweg 59B, 1000 Brussel or Chaussée d’Anvers 59B, 1000 Bruxelles (Belgium)
Optional: name + address of bank of beneficiary: BPOST NV, Muntcentrum/Centre Monnaie, 1000 Brussel/Bruxelles (Belgium)
The communication (statement) of this payment must clearly mention:
The communication (statement) must strictly fit the following layout:
Surname_First name_Nationality_DD.MM.YYYY_Article…Loi 15.12.1980.
Please be aware that:
The applicant has to provide the proof of payment of the administrative fee at the submission of his/her visa application. If this is not the case, the visa application is not admissible. There is no administrative fee for children (under 18) and family members of refugees (persons with refugee status or benefiting from subsidiary protection). There are exceptions for other categories too (see table with overview undermentioned).
Administrative fee to be paid to Immigration Office, Belgium for certain type of LONG STAY visa (more than 90 days):
Applicants under 18 years old do not pay an extra fee (free).
Applicants of 18 years old or above pay an administrative fee in following cases:
|Purpose of the journey||Article of the law of 15.12.1980 to be mentioned in the communication of payment (bank transfer)||Fee||Exemptions|
|Temporary Authorization of stay (ASP)||Article 9||350€||(a)|
|Studies in a private higher education establishment||Article 9||350€||(a)(h)|
|Authorization if stay for humanitarian reasons (introduced in Belgium)||Article 9bis||350€|
|Family reunion with holder of Belgian residence card type B, C, D, F or F+||Article 10||200€||(a), (b), (c), (d), (e)|
|Family reunion with holder of Belgian residence card type A or H||Article 10bis||200€||(a), (c), (d), (e)|
|Family reunion with a Belgian citizen||Article 40ter||200€||(d), (f)|
|Study in an educational establishment organized, recognized or subsidized by the public authorities||Article 58||200€||(h)|
|Researcher with a hosting agreement||Article 61/11||350€||(h)|
|European Blue Card||Article 61/27||350€|
|Return visa - Authorization to return to Belgium after having left the Belgian territory more than 1 year ago||Article 19, §2||350€||(a), (g)|
|Recovery of status of long-term resident||Article 19, §2||350€||(a), (g)|
(*) the scholarship form should be added to the file.
Please click here to get the new photograph requirements.
Holders of a work permit or a professional card, as well as their family members who apply together or within 6 months under family reunion category, can expect their visa to be issued between 2 and 15 working days.
The processing time for long stay visa applications varies per category and the season of the year and can take between 2 and 9 months.
For more information on the processing time, please visit the website of the Belgian Ministry of Home Affairs.
Please click here to fill in the online application form