Embassy of Belgium in Jamaica
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Visa for Belgium

 

  1. Short stay visa (visa C)
  2. Long stay visa (visa D)
  3. Checking the status of your visa application
  4. Schengen representation for visa
  5. Medical certificate - Certified doctors
  6. Contact

 

Coronavirus

For the latest information regarding travel to Belgium please click here. These rules will also be applied for travel to Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.
 

Information on General Data Protection Regulation

Information on the processing of personal data for a visa application: click here

Information on the processing of personal data in the VIS: click here

 

1. Short stay visa (visa C) 

  • Citizens of Jamaica need a visa and may apply in person for a visa C (short stay, max. 90 days) via our Embassy if their main destination is Belgium, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway or Sweden.Click HERE for more information and to apply. 

Remark: citizens of Jamaica travelling on a diplomatic or official passport do not need a visa for the Benelux countries (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg). 

If you reside legally in Jamaica but have a different nationality please contact us to verify whether you need a visa (kingston@diplobel.fed.be).

  • Citizens of Guyana and Suriname need a visa and may apply in person for a visa C (short stay, max. 90 days) via the Embassy of the Netherlands in Paramaribo (Suriname) if their main destination is Belgium or Luxemburg.                                                                                     

If you reside legally in Guyana or Suriname but have a different nationality please contact us to verify whether you need a visa (kingston@diplobel.fed.be).

  • Citizens of Anguilla (UK), Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman (UK), Dominica, Grenada, Virgin Islands (UK), Montserrat (UK), St Kitts & Nevis, St Vincent & Grenadines, St Lucia, Trinidad & Tobago do not need a visa C (short stay, max. 90 days) for Belgium. 

If you reside legally in one of these countries but have a different nationality, please contact us to verify whether you need a visa (kingston@diplobel.fed.be).                                                                                                                     

 

2. Long stay visa (visa D)

For a long term visa (D), the handling fee is 180 euros. The equivalent in Jamaican dollars (see Tariff) has to be paid via Western Union or Bill Express following the instructions under PaymentAn additional contribution is required for the processing of certain visa D applications, in which case you will be requested to submit a proof of payment of this additional contribution as a part of your visa application. If you are unable to do so at the time of the submission of your application, the application will  be considered inadmissible. 

Please note that the handling fee, is to be paid at the time of the application. In case the applicant is exempt from paying the handling fee, he or she is not automatically exempted from paying the additional contribution. For more information about this, we refer you to the Immigration Office website.

The website of the Immigration Office is currently being completely renewed and is still under construction. If you notice that a link does not work, please go to the opening page of the website: https://dofi.ibz.be/en. Or consult the page in another language.

If you are applying for a student visa and do not master Dutch or French, please send us an email to get the information in English.
 

3. Checking the status of your visa application  

Belgian embassies and consulates general must submit certain visa applications to the Immigration Office of the Federal Public Service Home Affairs for a final decision. It is the only competent authority with regards to the admittance, stay, residence and removal of foreigners from Belgian territory.

In such a case, your file number will be communicated to you by the embassy or consulate general upon the submission of your file to the Immigration Office. From this stage onwards, the Immigration Office is the only authority to contact, if you wish to know the status of your application.

With the file number you can inquire about the status of your application (Antwerpsesteenweg 59B, 1000 Brussels, T: +32.2.793.80.00, infodesk@ibz.fgov.be). Using this number, you can also check the status of your visa application on the Immigration Office website.

Once a decision has been taken, The Belgian Embassy or Consulate general will inform you personally.

 
4. Schengen representation

In Kingston (Jamaica), Belgium represents Luxembourg for the treatment of short term visas (<= 90 days) and long term visas (over 90 days) and the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Norway for short stay visas (<= 90 days) only. 

For all information concerning long term visa for Luxembourg, please consult: www.mae.lu/en/Site-MAE/VISAS-Immigration.

In Castries (Saint Lucia), Belgium is represented by France for the treatment of applications for short term visa (90 days maximum).

Ambassade de France 
Nelson Mandela Drive 
Castries  
Tel: + 1 758 455 6060 
Mail: visas.frenchembslu@gmail.com

In Paramaribo (Suriname), Belgium is represented by the Netherlands for the treatment of applications for short term visa (90 days maximum).

Ambassade des Pays Bas 
Van Roseveltkade 5 
Paramaribo 
Tel: + 1 597 477 211 
Mail: prm-vs@minbuza.nl

The embassy that represents another Schengen state applies its own rules for the delivery of short term visas.

Not all short stay visa applications can be handled in representation. This depends on the representation agreement that has been signed between Belgium and the Schengen Member State in question. For more information about this, you can consult our representation partner or the Belgian embassy.

 
5. Medical certificate - Certified doctors

If you need a medical certificate we invite you to contact one of the doctors certified by the embassy.

A medical certificate is only needed for visa D applications.

In Jamaica:

Dr. Richard Gomes
Devon House East, Unit 28
28 Hope Road (entrance on Kingsway)
Kingston 10
Tel.: +1876 926 7161
Tel./Fax: +1876 968 0682

In Suriname:

Dr. Jasin Harold Mohammed Ashim 
Ashim Medisch Centrum 
Tel: +1 597 48 61 40 
Tel: +1 597 48 61 50 
Tel: +1 597 48 61 70 
Tel: +1 597 48 61 92 
Fax: 486192 
Mail: info@amcsur.com

 
6. Contact

Should you have any further questions, please contact us by email: kingston@diplobel.fed.be.