Business / Conference / Fair
If the purpose of traveling is Business meetings, internal trainings, Conference or attending any trade fair. You need to apply for a Business / Conference / Fair short term 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.
For more information, please visit the website of the Immigration Office in Brussels: https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/EN/Pages/home.aspx
|Visa Type||General Rule||Visa Fee
（No more than 90 days）
|Spouse/partner and Children (under the age of 18) of EU and Swiss citizens
|Children under 6 years
|Nationals from the Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Ukraine and Russia Federation
|Children from the age of 6 and below the age of 12.
|All other applicant
Visa Service Fee for Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou: 157 RMB
Visa Service Fee for Shenyang, Jinan, Xi’an, Wuhan, Changsha, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shenzhen, Fuzhou and Kunming: 185RMB
Applicants are requested to collect the invoice for all payments.
To apply for a short term Schengen visa you will need multiple documents. Below are the requirements for Business / Conference / Fair visa
|Check list for Business / Conference / fair|
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.
Please click here to fill in the online application form