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How do I apply for a Schengen visa at the Belgian Embassy in Dublin?


Important notice for Christmas/Holiday period 2022:

Please note that if you are hoping to travel over the Christmas/New Year period, the last date to complete your visa file is Thursday 8th December.  If you have an appointment after that date we cannot guarantee that your visa will be ready in time to travel over the holiday period. 
Please also note that the last day for collections in 2022 is Thursday 22nd December.  Our public counter will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2023


Important notice 

All visa applicants must:

  1. Check the list of requirements
  2. Submit your application form electronically via the FPS Foreign Affairs website: visaonweb.diplomatie.be  
  3. Book your appointment online via the link you receive by email from VisaOnWeb
  4. Come to the Embassy on time for your appointment with all your documents


I cannot find any appointments online?

The only way to book an appointment for a visa application is via the link you receive by email AFTER submitting your form electronically on VisaOnWeb. It is impossible to book an appointment any other way.  If you cannot see any dates available on the online system this means we are fully booked.  Please check the online system frequently for any cancellations or for new dates becoming available.      

Can I get an earlier appointment?

We are unable to give you an earlier appointment date by phone or email.  Please check our website regularly for any cancellations. 

But what if it is an emergency?

In case of genuine emergency, please send an email with supporting documents to dublin.visa@diplobel.fed.bePlease note there are very strict criteria to meet in order to qualify as an emergency and tourism will never be considered.   

Do I need to pay for an appointment?

Appointments are free of charge and should be booked directly from our online appointment system.  Please note that it is NOT necessary to apply for a Schengen visa for Belgium via an agency. The only fee you are required to pay for a Schengen visa is the handling fee, paid directly to the Embassy on the day of your appointment.  Applying through an agency will NOT get an earlier appointment or a quicker outcome!

Can I pay the visa handling fee by transfer/card/cash?

No, the handling fee is payable by Postal Money Order or Bank Draft only on the day you are lodging your application in person.  No other form of payment is acceptable.  If you do not have the correct payment with you on the day of your appointment we will NOT accept your application. 

How do I get a Postal Money Order or Bank Draft?

A Postal Money Order can be obtained from the Post Office.  You pay the Post Office the amount you want the Money Order paid out for plus a small fee.  You will then receive a paper money order which you will hand over on the day of your appointment.  Bank Drafts are obtained the same way from your bank.  This can be done in advance of your appointment day.  

What do I need to bring with me on the day of my appointment?

  • Print out of your completed application form
  • Original passport  & residence card
  • Payment in form of Postal Money Order or Bank Draft
  • All of the supporting documents listed in the list of requirements.

Please note that if you do not have acceptable payment or your file is considered incomplete we will not be able to accept your application and you will have to rebook another appointment on another day. 

Can you tell me if my file/document is ok?

We cannot tell you over the phone or by email if your file or a specific document will be acceptable before your appointment.  Please read through our list of requirements and your file will be assessed on the day of your appointment.   

How long will it take to get my visa?

You should allow about 10 working days for the application process but it can take longer.  Please note there is no guarantee that a visa will be issued. 

Can I apply for a visa for Luxembourg?

Yes we also accept visas applications for Luxembourg.  Please follow the same procedure as outlined above. 

What do I need for a Long stay visa?

If you need a visa to go to Belgium or Luxembourg to study, work or join your spouse or partner on a long-term basis please send an email to dublin.visa@diplobel.fed.be to ask for more information.  Please make sure to specify what type of long term visa you need (study, employment, self-employment, family reunification…).  Please allow around 3-5 working days for a response. 


For more information concerning possibilities and procedures about visa you can consult the website of the Immigration Office.

From July 2014, a harmonised list of supporting documents is imposed to persons who are subject to visa (C) requirement and are residing in Ireland. This list is the result of an Implementing Decision of the European Commission.


Information on GDPR

General Data Protection Regulation. Information to be provided to applicants concerning the processing of personal data in the Visa Information System (VIS) provided upon short stay visa applications

Privacy statement. Processing of personal data in the context of a visa application