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Cohabitation in Belgium

Overview

If the purpose of is to cohabitate with your partner in Belgium you need to apply for Cohabitation Schengen visa. This service is available for residents in China who wish to apply for a Belgian Visa.

The visa applications have to be submitted to the center based on the address stated on the hukou or temporary resident card:

  • The jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Belgium in Guangzhou includes the following provinces: Guangdong, Yunnan, Guangxi, Hainan, Fujian.
  • The jurisdiction of the Consulate General of Belgium in Shanghai includes the following provinces: Jiangsu, Anhui, Zheijiang.
  • All other Chinese provinces and Autonomous Regions belong to the jurisdiction of the Embassy of Belgium in Beijing.

All applications will be assessed by The Embassy of Belgium, Beijing or The Consulates General in Shanghai or Guangzhou depending on the province of the applicant.

Fees

Visa Type   General Rule Visa Fee
Euro
Visa Fee
RMB
Short Stay
No more than 90 days
Spouse/partner and Children (under the age of 18) of EU and Swiss citizens
0 0
Children under 6 years
0 0
Nationals from the Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Ukraine and Russia Federation
35 283.50
Children from the age of 6 and below the age of 12.
35 283.50
All other applicant
60 486

Visa Service Fee for Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou: 165 RMB

Visa Service Fee for Shenyang, Jinan, Xi’an, Wuhan, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Fuzhou and Kunming: 194RMB

Additional Service:

Photocopy 1RMB

Photo 35RMB

Courier 60RMB

Applicants are requested to collect the invoice for all payments.

Documents Required

To apply for a short term Schengen visa you will need multiple documents. Below are the requirements for Cohabitation Visa

pdf_icon Checklist for Cohabitation
pdf_icon Checklist for Cohabitation with EU National (except Belgian)

Photo Specifications

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Processing Time

Applications received at the Belgian Embassy will be processed within 2 and 15 working days, provided that a complete file is submitted. We recommend that you introduce your applications 15 days prior to the intended departure date.

Applications can be introduced up to 90 days in advance.

In case the file has to be submitted for decision to the Immigration Office in Brussels, the processing time may take more than 15 days.

Passports are kept at the Embassy for the duration of the processing of the visa application. Should you have an urgent need for your passport, please contact the VFS center where your application has been submitted or the Belgian Embassy via email to request a temporary withdrawal of your passport.

For more information on the processing time, please visit the website of the Belgian Ministry of Home Affairs.

Download Form

Please click here to fill in the online application form