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VISA to Belgium
Photo Specifications
Applicants are requested to submit their Application form with the new photo format, as explained below.

Sample Photograph:


The photograph for each visa applicant must be an unmounted, full face photo, as displayed above
The photograph must have been taken within the last six months.
The photograph must be submitted glued to the application form

Photo Size
The photo for each visa applicant submitted must measure:

3.5 cms x 4.5 cms with the head centered in the frame.
The head (measured from the top of the hair to the bottom of the chin) should measure about 3 cms

Photo Appearance

The photograph must be a full-face front view in which the visa applicant is facing the camera directly.
Face should cover about 60-70 percent of the photo area.
The photograph MUST be in color and have only a white background. Photos with dark, busy, or patterned backgrounds will not be accepted.
General, the applicant's head, including both face and hair, should be shown from the crown of the head to the tip of the chin on top and bottom and from hairline side-to-side. It is preferable that ears be exposed
Photograph depicting a person wearing a traditional facemask or veil that does not permit adequate identification is not acceptable


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All applicants will submit their applications to VFS Application Centre with the following exceptions

Holders of Diplomatic Passports
Spouses/husbands of EU Citizens. Children of EU citizens.

Thèse groups can/will apply directly to the Embassy,

If they voluntarily opt or prefer to submit at the VFS Visa Application Centre, in which case service charges must be borne by the applicant and paid at the Centre only.

Submission at any Visa Application Centre does not foreclose the possibility of an interview. An applicant may be invited by the Embassy if the need arises to do so.

Interviews are compulsory for Student Visas and Family Réunion.... applicants in this category should have a mindset on this, as they can be called upon anytime for the interview in Abuja

Applicants are requested to read the following steps carefully before submitting their application at the Belgium Visa Application Center, Lagos and Abuja.

Step 1
Applicant is required to submit their application personally at the application centre. In the case of minor, parent or guardian must accompany them on the day of submission.

Step 2
Make a clear copy of all the original documents, three clear copy of passport data pages and applicant’s any previous visas.

Step 3
Complete the visa application form from our website.
Click here to download application form for short stay
Click here to download application form for Long stay

Step 4
Pay the applicable visa fee and service fee at the bank teller counter at the Visa Application Centers (Lagos & Abuja).

Step 5
Along with application form and documents mentioned on this site applicant can come to VFS application center at the below mentioned addresses between 08:00 to 14:00 Monday - Friday , except the holidays observed by the Belgium Embassy and Federal Government of Nigeria)