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UK-Belgian Visitor Service

From 31 October 2016, the UK-Belgian Visitor Service will be available at all 15 UK visa application centres in China.

What is the UK-Belgian Visitor Service?

The UK-Belgian Visitor Service enables Chinese visitors who want to travel to the UK and Belgium as a main Schengen destination, the ability to make their UK and Belgium visa applications at the same time at a UK Visa Application Centre, with a single set of accompanying documents.

The UK-Belgian Visitor Service is open to UK Standard Visitors (adult tourist, business and child visitors only) and any Belgium (as a main Schengen destination) short stay visitor. It is also open to Chinese Tour Group visitors who want to visit both the UK and Belgium as part of a European tour.

Please note that if you plan to travel to other Schengen countries using this service, more details on Schengen visa rules can be found here.

Both the UK and Belgium will decide independently whether or not to issue their visa.

Where can I apply?

The UK-Belgian Visitor Service is available at all 15 UK Visa Application Centres in China.

How much does the UK-Belgian Visitor Service cost?

The UK-Belgian Visitor Service costs exactly the same as separate UK and Belgium visa applications – there’s currently no additional charge to use this service.

Click here for information about the price of your UK visa.

Click here for information about the price of your Belgium visa.

Application Instructions for the UK-Belgian Visitor Service:

Click on the category of UK visa you wish to apply for:

Standard Visitor (non-ADS)

  1. APPLY online for your UK visa application here. At the end of the application process, make sure you print your part-completed Belgium Schengen application form and fill out the rest by hand. (Please note that applications made using this service will be fast-tracked so please do not select the ‘Priority Visa’ option). You can also print and fill in a full Belgium Schengen application form here.
  2. After completing your UK visa application online, follow the instructions to pay for your UK visa application online and book an appointment a UK Visa Application Centre in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou. Make sure you select the ‘Standard Appointments’ option only.
  3. PREPARE your UK and Belgium visa application forms, 3 passport photos, UK Visa Application Centre appointment confirmation, UK payment confirmation and ONE set of supporting documents. You only need to provide the documents required for your Belgium visa application, which can be found here.

    The only exception is if you are applying for the purpose of business in the UK, where you must also provide a UK business invitation in addition to the documents for your Belgium visa application.
  4. ATTEND your appointment and submit your UK and Belgium visa applications in person. You can pick up your passport and documents from the UK Visa Application Centre or have them returned directly to you via courier, for an additional fee.

Don’t forget that if you plan to travel to other Schengen countries using this service, Belgium must be your ‘main Schengen destination country’. More details on this can be found here.

Chinese Tour Group Visitors (ADS)

The UK-Belgian Visitor Service is also open to Chinese tour group visitors through our Approved Destination Service (ADS).

You must be part of an ADS tour group to apply as an ADS Visitor. Details on the ADS Tour Group service for Chinese visitors can be found here.

Your ADS agent will guide you through the UK-Belgian Visitor Service application process:

  1. APPLY - An ADS agent will apply for your UK visa application online on your behalf or help you through the application process. You will also need to fill out a Belgium Schengen application form which will be provided by your ADS agent or you can download one here. Your ADS agent will also help you pay for your UK and Belgian Schengen visa applications.
  2. PREPARE - Your ADS agent will help you prepare your UK and Belgium Schengen visa application forms, 3 passport photos, UK payment confirmation and ONE set of supporting documents – we only require the documents for your Belgium visa application, which can be found here.
  3. ATTEND your group appointment at your nominated UK Visa Application Centre in Beijing, Guangzhou or Shanghai, as indicated by your ADS agent.

Don’t forget that if you plan to travel to other Schengen countries using this service, Belgium must be your ‘main Schengen destination country’. More details on this can be found here.

For current ADS agents, instructions on how to make ADS applications using the UK-Belgium Visitor Service can be found by contacting UKVI here.

Please contact UK Visa Application Center or check http://www.vfsglobal.co.uk/china/, if you have any questions regarding the UK-Belgian Visitor Service.