TRAVELLING TO BELGIUM
**IMPORTANT** Those (Belgian and foreigners) who can currently enter Belgium from a country outside the Schengen zone must be in possession of a "Public Health Passenger Locator Form". This form must be completed before the trip. This is a health measure instituted by the Federal Public Service. Please find more information on the form itself and on the Immigration Office website: https://dofi.ibz.be/sites/dvzoe/EN/Pages/Travel-to-Belgium.aspx.
The Embassy of Belgium in Seoul is accepting long-term visa applications for:
-Single permit holders (Work visa) - possible for both B29 and B34
-Family reunion visa
We are not issuing Working Holiday visas yet.
**Important** We do not accept visa inquiries by phone. After referring to the contents of the website, please contact the Visa/Consular Section by email for any further questions at: email@example.com
Online appointments for visa application can be made through the relevant visa page on our website. Please wear a mask when entering the embassy and follow the required Corona prevention measures. Those who have symptoms such as fever and coughing are restricted from entering the embassy.
From 1 October it is no longer mandatory for travelers coming from Korea to do quarantine in Belgium. However, if you have covid-19 symptoms, you should immediately go into isolation for 7 days and see a doctor for a test as soon as possible. If that test is positive, you will remain in isolation until day 7. If the test is negative and your health permits, you can come out of isolation again.
For questions related to entry into Belgium, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We do not accept telephone inquiries.
TRAVELLING TO KOREA
Currently, all incoming travelers to Korea must apply for a visa at the Korean Embassy in Belgium and stay in quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. If you do not have your own place to stay, you will have to stay in a government facility, which costs around EUR 100 per day.
For all of you who are residing in Korea on a long-term visa, an important change in rules will apply, as of June 1st. Foreign nationals residing in Korea will now have to have two documents upon (re-)entering the Korean territory (documents will be requested upon arrival in Seoul but airlines may require them upon boarding):
1) Return authorization. This authorization must be obtained before departure from Korea from the Korean Immigration Service. Foreign nationals leaving Korea without a return authorization will have their ARC canceled and will need to apply for a new long-stay visa from the Korean Embassy in the country in which they are staying to return to Korea.
2) A medical certificate issued within a period not exceeding 48 hours before departure to Korea. This certificate must be written, in English or Korean, signed by a doctor and issued by a medical institution. This certificate must mention the date of the medical examination and the presence or absence of symptoms such as fever, cough, chills, headache, breathing difficulties, muscle aches, pneumonia. You do not need to take a Covid-19 test.
Visa holders A-1 (diplomats),A-2 (official, service), A-3 (Treaties) and F-4 (Koreans abroad) are exempt from these obligations. Foreign nationals who have obtained an Isolation Exemption Certificate issued by a Korean embassy or consulate abroad will be exempt from the medical examination and from the obligation to submit written results of this examination.
For further clarifications concerning these new rules, you can always contact the Korean Immigration Service (English Tel. 1345)
Additional precautions travelers should take to avoid a coronavirus infection include wearing a mask in public places and proper hand washing with disinfectants. Those who use public transport are encouraged to wear a mask.
For all questions related to the Corona virus, travelers to Korea can contact the number 1339. (Option 4 connects you with a translation service for service in English). You can find the latest situation on the Korean Center for Disease Control and Prevention website: http://www.cdc.go.kr/cdc_eng/
Belgians and their families residing in South Korea for an extended period, even if their stay is only temporary or if they remain domiciled in Belgium, are invited to register with the embassy. Travelers, visiting Korea on vacation or on a business trip, can inform the embassy of their trip at www.travellersonline.diplomatie.be