Visitors (Visa C - short stay up to 90 days)
General information on short stay visas
Korean nationals do not need a visa for airport transit, tourist or business trips for stays up to 90 days within 180 days period.
Other travelers may apply for a Schengen visa, which allows them to enter Belgium or another Schengen country and then to travel freely throughout the Schengen zone for a period not to exceed 90 days.
Visa - Implementation of the Visa Information System (VIS) - 05/15/2014 - Application must be submitted in person.
The Visa Information System (VIS) is an IT system that allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. The main purpose of the VIS is to simplify the visa issuance process, to facilitate checks at external borders and to enhance security for everyone involved, including visa applicants.
As of May 15, 2014, each individual applying for a Schengen visa in Korea must appear in person, so that the necessary biometric data – ten fingerprints and a digital photo – can be collected.
The Schengen zone includes: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
- If you intend to visit only one Schengen country, apply at the Embassy or Consulate of that particular country.
- If you intend to visit several Schengen countries, apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your main destination (i.e. place of your longest stay).
- If you intend to visit several Schengen countries but do not have a main destination, apply for a visa at the Embassy or Consulate of the country which is your first point of entry.
Information on the GDPR
Documents to be submitted by each applicant:
1. A valid passport issued within the last 10 years and with validity that exceeds the intended stay of the applicant by at least three months. Please make sure that your passport has at least two blank pages facing each other where visa and stamps may be affixed.
2. One recent passport-size colour photo.
3. Proof of legal residence in Korea (Alien Registration Card) with at least 3 months of validity after the visa expiration date
4. Proof of the payment of the visa fee of 78.000 KRW :
Bank: KEB Hana Bank
Account number: 174-890002-35301
Beneficiary: Embassy of Belgium
Details of payment: name of applicant (written as on passport)
We kindly request you to make the payment in the same month of your application, to avoid delays.
5. Proof of travel arrangements
Flight (roundtrip)/travel reservations or other proof of intended transport and full itinerary (if several Schengen States will be visited OR if the trip covers several Schengen States and non-Schengen countries).
6. Proof of accommodation - Evidence of hotel bookings or travel plans
Evidence of hotel bookings or travel plans for the entire Schengen area:
- Individuals: confirmed hotel reservations, stating name, address and telephone number of the hotel, including confirmation number.
- Groups: the certificate of the travel agency mentioning same information as for individuals, or other proof of accommodation (e.g. rental agreement).
7. A print-out of the application form that has been filled out on Visa On Web, duly signed.
8. Supporting documents
- Invitation letter from friend/relative ; and
- Copy of the identity card of friend/relative
- A letter of invitation from the business partner specifying the nature of the business
- Reference letter and/or a travel order from employer; and
- Confirmed accommodation if different from hotel, stating name, address and telephone number of the lodging place.
- Certificate from the receiving institution on the length and purpose of stay;
- Certificate from Home institution on enrolment (student cards only are not sufficient); and
- Confirmed accommodation.
9. Proof of sufficient means of subsistence for the intended journey
- Bank account statement(s) during the last three months (Bank statements must show the name and address of owner(s).);
- AND if employed ; proof of regular income e.g. pay slips of the last three months
- AND if self-employed ; the latest certificate of income issued by tax office
- AND if retired ; pension certificate
- In case of business, if applicable, letter stating that all expenses are fully covered by. (e.g. a written proof that the inviting employer/company pays the expenses or alternatively the sending employer/company pays for all expenses)
- In case of students/researchers, if applicable, a letter stating that all expenses are fully covered by.
- If the applicant is minor and travels without parents or with one parent: officially recognized statement from both parents (this condition shall not apply if there is only a single parent or he/she holds the parental authority alone) or legal guardian authorizing the child to travel and covering the costs with evidence on the existence of the financial coverage. (see previous paragraphs), minor's birth certificate, a declaration from the minor's school consenting his/her absence for trips falling outside the general school holiday periods.
- If you do not have a regular income and intend to visit a family member or a friend in Belgium, you may submit:
(a) Original form “Annexe 3bis” or “Bijlage 3bis” (=financial support form) to be obtained by your sponsor (friend or family) from the municipal authorities;
(b) Original statement of family composition of the sponsor (this is a standard document issued by the municipal authorities);
(c) Copy of the identity card of your sponsor;
(d) Copy of the recent tax declaration of your sponsor and copy of three recent statements of earnings of your sponsor;
The sponsor must be a resident in Belgium.
10. Proof of your subscription to medical travel insurance covering your entire stay. The coverage should be for medical expenses, repatriation and the expenses resulting of death, and has to be at least 30.000 euro for each of those risks.
11. Proof of the applicant's return to the home country after travel: e.g. a recent declaration from the applicant's employer, an employment contract, a proof that the applicant is in education or training...
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