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Work (Visa D - long stay more than 90 days)

Work Permit (paid or unpaid labour), Au Pair, Hosting Agreement (internship, research, training), Professional Card (private entrepreneurs)

Information on the 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

Documents to be submitted by workers (no combined permit), au pairs, researchers with a host agreement or European blue card holders: 

Visa applicants must schedule an appointment online (click), after filling in the online application form on https://visaonweb.diplomatie.be   

1. A passport valid for more than 15 months.

2. One application form duly completed in French, Dutch, German or English, personally signed and dated.

3. Two recent passport-size colour photos.

4. Proof of the payment of the visa fee of 234.000 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.

Researchers benefiting from a Belgian grant are exempted of the payment of this processing fee. They nevertheless have to prove that grant with the necessary certificate in Dutch or in French, issued by the grant emitting Belgian institution.

5. Proof of the payment of the processing fee of 358€.

IBAN: BE57 6792 0060 9235 
BIC: PCHQBEBB 
Bank: BPOST NV, Muntcentrum (without nr.), 1000 Brussels 
Beneficiary: FPS Home Affairs, Service for Foreigners, Antwerpsesteenweg 59B, 1000 Brussels

It is important that the mention on the payment is clearly structured as follows (the date being the date of birth of the applicant): LastNameFirstNameNationalityDDMMYYYY

We kindly request you to make the payment in the same month of your application, to avoid delays.

Researchers benefiting of a Belgian grant are exempted of the payment of this processing fee. They nevertheless have to prove that grant with the necessary certificate in Dutch or in French, issued by the grant emitting Belgian institution.

​6. Non-criminal record, issued in English by a police office in Korea or any competent authority from the country of provenance. The certificate should be legalised by apostil through the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.0404.go.kr) and cannot be older than 6 months.

7. Medical certificate. Every visa applicant should have the Embassy form completed, signed and sealed by a doctor. The certificate cannot be older than 6 months. You can go to the visa section of one of the following hospitals:

  • Severance Hospital Seoul : International Health Care Center, Visa Physical Section TEL) 02 2228-5815  (Dr. YOO Bora, Dr. PARK Chanshin, Dr. LINTON John, Dr. KIM Kyuyeon or Dr. KIM Sue) Directions and more information can be found here
  • Yeouido St. Mary’s Hospital Seoul : TEL) 02-3779-1406  (Dr. KIM Minhee) Directions and more information can be found here
  • Inje University Haeundae Paik Hospital Busan : TEL) 051-797-0372 (Dr. KIM Daehwan, Dr. SUNWOO Yueun, Dr. RYU Jiyoung) Directions and more information can be found here

In case you choose another doctor, that is possible. However, in that case, the medical certificate needs to be legalised by apostil through the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.0404.go.kr). In case the Apostil Service asks for a notarisation of the certificate prior to apostil, only the notarisation based on the signature will be accepted by the Embassy. The certificate cannot be older than 6 months.

8. The original work permithosting agreement or professional card.

Documents to be submitted according to the combined permit (work and stay) (NOT for guest researchers or au pairs)

Visa applicants must schedule an appointment online (click), after filling in the online application form on https://visaonweb.diplomatie.be   

You apply for a residence permit and a work permit through your employer at the competent region. Once you have received a decision from the region to work and stay in Belgium, apply for a visa at the embassy. However, if you are exempt from the visa requirement for a short stay and if you have chosen an address in Belgium when applying for your combined permit, then you do not have to pass through the embassy and you can apply for the necessary residence documents at the municipality.

The following documents must be submitted to the embassy:

1. A passport valid for more than 12 months.

2. One application form duly completed in French, Dutch or English, personally signed and dated.

3. Two recent passport-size colour photos.

4. The decision of the competent region that allows you to live and work in Belgium

5. Proof of the payment of the visa fee of 234.000 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.

!!! ATTENTION !!!

  • All documents shall be submitted with two copies (recto-verso).
  • Visa applications have to be submitted in person at the Embassy and visa applicants must schedule an appointment online (click)
  • The Visa Section reserves itself the right to request any additional documents.
  • Persons submitting false documents to the Embassy will bear the responsibility according to current legislation.
  • For any additional information, please refer to the website of the Immigration Office. Should you have any remaining questions, please send them by e-mail to consular.seoul@diplobel.fed.be. The Embassy does not answer visa related questions by telephone.