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Specific details

Documents are submitted through the official BLS Visa Application Center by appointment. Submission is carried out no more than 6 months before the intended trip.

The Schengen visa is issued by the consulate of the country in which the main pastime is planned. If the applicant will visit several countries of the Schengen area, then he should contact the consulate of the country in which he will spend the most days. If the number of days is equal, then you need to contact the consulate of the country that will be the first.

The visa fee (35 euros for a Schengen visa and 180 euros for a long-term visa) is paid at the Visa Application Center in rubles, depending on the course for that day.

When applying for a long-term visa D, the next day after submitting the documents, you must appear at the Belgian Consulate in person to fill out the application form. A short-term visa application form is filled out online on the BLS website and printed for submission.

The Consulate of Belgium reserves the right to request any additional documents that they deem necessary to make a decision.

Short stay Schengen visa

Required documents:

  1. The original of a valid foreign passport. The passport must be signed by the applicant, must be valid for at least three months from the date of departure from the Schengen area, issued no more than 10 (ten) years ago, must contain at least two free pages (if the child entered in the parent's passport leaves with the parent, the passport must contain 2 sheets, blank on both sides, i.e. 4 blank pages). Without any damage.
  2. Application for a Schengen visa. A fully completed application form on the Visa-On-Web site in German, Dutch, French or English. It is necessary to print the questionnaire, put the date of filling out the questionnaire and sign. The visa application form for minor applicants (under 18) is signed by a parent or guardian.
  3. 1 color photograph recently taken in accordance with the photo requirements for a Schengen visa.
  4. Letter of invitation, confirmation of planned course enrollment or letter from school / university about enrollment. Proof of payment for tuition and other fees or a letter of sponsorship or other confirmation of financial solvency (applicable, if not mentioned in the invitation: confirmation of sponsorship (from the receiving or sending side) or confirmation of the applicant's ability to pay (95 euros per day for hotel accommodation and 45 euros in case of accommodation with the inviting party).
  5. Confirmation of employment (certificate from the employer) with an indication of salary.
  • For students / pupils: student ID (original and copy) or a certificate from the university / school.
  • For pensioners: pension certificate (copy).
  • For individual entrepreneurs: Confirmation of commercial activity (2 personal income tax, 3 personal income tax, a copy of an extract from the Unified State Register of Individual Entrepreneurs, a copy of the certificate of state registration as an individual entrepreneur, etc.), an account statement for the last 3 months or a bank statement about the account balance.
  1. Confirmation of solvency:
  • certificate from work indicating salary
  • bank statement for the last three months.
  • For unemployed: sponsorship letter signed by parent / partner + proof of sponsor's ability to pay. Each applicant must confirm the presence of at least 95 euros for each day of stay when checking in at the hotel and at least 45 euros when staying with the inviting party. (This confirmation can be requested at the border: international bank card or cash).

For minors:

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Notarized consent of the parent (s) to leave the child. If the child is traveling alone or accompanied by only one parent: notarized consent to travel abroad from a parent / parent who is not traveling (original and copy).
  • Copy of the visa (s) of the parent (s) of the traveler (s) with the minor (if the parent (s) with whom the child is traveling already has a valid Schengen visa).
  • Sponsorship letter. A letter of guarantee from parents to cover all expenses for minor children during the trip.

Other documents

  • A copy of the document confirming legal stay on the territory of the Russian Federation. All foreign citizens must provide a copy of a document confirming their right to reside in the Russian Federation (a copy of a residence permit, long-term visa or FMS registration at the place of stay / residence) or in accordance with the jurisdiction of the Belgian Embassy. This document must be valid for at least 3 (three) months after the planned return from the Schengen area, or you must submit a document confirming that the non-resident has submitted a request for an extension of the legal stay in Russia.
  • Health insurance policy. The policy must be valid in the territory of the Schengen countries if you are applying for a short stay visa (copy only); the sum insured must be at least 30,000 euros (coverage: medical transportation, urgent medical care, including in a hospital, posthumous repatriation); the policy must be valid for the entire period of stay in the Schengen area. When applying for a visa with a long stay and multiple entries, it is enough to present a policy only for the period of the first trip.
  • Canceled foreign passport. If the canceled passport contains previously issued Schengen visas for the last 3 years, it is recommended to provide a copy of its first page with personal data and a copy of the Schengen visas.
  • A copy of the internal civil passport: copies of all pages with marks (personal data, information about registration, marital status, as well as information about previously issued passports).

Long-term student visa D

Official documents issued in Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan must be certified accordingly (apostille or legalization). Apostille is placed on the original document and on a notarized translation (French, English, Dutch or German).

Provided 3 packages of documents: originals + 2 packages of copies.

Basic documents

  1. The original of a valid foreign passport. The passport must be signed by the applicant; must be valid for at least one year from the date of departure from the Schengen area, issued no more than 10 (ten) years ago. Must contain at least 1 sheet, blank on both sides (2 blank pages), for each applicant (if the child entered in the parent's passport travels with the parent, the passport must contain 2 sheets, blank on both sides, i.e. 4 blank pages). Without any damage.
  2. Two long-term visa applications. A fully completed application form on the Visa-On-Web site in German, Dutch, French or English. It is necessary to print the questionnaire, put the date of completion and sign. The visa application form for minor applicants (under 18) is signed by a parent or guardian.
  3. Proof of payment of administrative fees (original document + 2 copies). The administration fee must be paid to the Ministry of the Interior prior to submitting the application
  4. 2 identical, recently taken color photographs that meet the requirements for a Schengen visa (two must be pasted on each of the forms).
  5. Certificate of admission (original document + 2 copies). Letter of admission to a Belgian institution of higher education. Registration for the entrance exam or final exam.
  6. Confirmation of solvency (original document + 2 copies). The student must have sufficient financial resources to cover the costs of living, study, medical care and repatriation. Each year, the minimum amount is set by royal decree. For the academic year 2019/2020, this minimum amount is set at € 670 net / month. The student can provide proof of 670 euros net / month, preferably: a certificate for a scholarship or loan issued by an international organization, national authority or a Belgian or foreign legal representative who has sufficient resources ( Note : if the grant amount is less than 670 euros net / month , the student must provide additional documents confirming the presence of the minimum amount) declaration of commitment to the content Appendix 32 (the sponsor's signature must be legalized at the consulate in Moscow or St. Petersburg). As a rule, the guarantor must have at least:
    • base amount € 1295 net / month
    • € 670 net / month
    • an amount of € 150 net / month for any person for whom he is already responsible.
  7. Confirmation from the University of Belgium that the total amount for the year was redirected to Belgium.
  8. Diploma and annex with marks (original document with Apostille and apostilled translation + 2 copies (only if this is a university requirement). Provided only if it was a requirement for your enrollment in an educational institution in Belgium.

Other documents

  • Medical certificate (original document + 2 copies) issued by a medical center accredited by the Belgian Embassy and valid for 6 months before the date of application.
  • Certificate of no criminal record (original document with Apostille and apostilled translation + 2 copies) issued no more than 6 months before the application was submitted. Students under the age of 21 who are enrolled in a public university or 18 years old who are enrolled in a private university are exempt from this requirement.
  • A copy of a document confirming legal stay in the Russian Federation / Jurisdiction (original document + 2 copies) Foreign citizens must provide a copy of a document confirming their right to reside in the Russian Federation (a copy of a residence permit, long-term visa or FMS registration at the place of stay / residence ). Applicants residing in Kazakhstan, Belarus, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan are not required to provide documents confirming their legal stay in the Russian Federation.
  • Copy of internal civil passport (2 copies)
  • Copies of all pages with marks (personal data, information about registration, marital status, as well as information about previously issued passports).
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