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Belgium Schengen Visa for Azerbaijani citizens: Requirements and application online
iVisa
8 min read
Updated on May 14, 2024

Calling all Azerbaijani adventurers! If you're eager to explore the captivating European destination of Belgium, chances are you'll require a Belgium Schengen Visa. We have prepared a comprehensive guide to walk you through the application process, ensuring a stress-free journey.

Get ready to embrace the freedom of borderless travel and gain access to not only Belgium but also to all other Schengen countries with this versatile travel document.

Let's dive into the essential steps, requirements, and valuable tips to obtain your Belgium Schengen Visa from Azerbaijan. Once you're well-versed in all the necessary details, apply instantly through our convenient online platform or download our user-friendly iVisa app!

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Do Azerbaijani citizens need a Schengen visa for Belgium?

Yes, Azerbaijani citizens must secure a Schengen visa, also known as the Belgium Tourist Visa, before traveling to this nation. The Schengen Zone comprises 27 countries that have eliminated internal border controls between them, therefore allowing unrestricted travel.

Whether you want to explore the treasures of Belgium, France, Italy, or Spain, you can do it all on the same trip! However, to be eligible for this visa, Belgium must be where you’ll spend most of your time or the first country you’ll enter.

Note that Azerbaijani minors also need this Schengen visa to visit Belgium and other Schengen countries. Extra documentation may be required, such as the child’s birth certificate.

Benefits of a Belgium Schengen Visa for Azerbaijani citizens

The Belgium Schengen Visa allows you to visit the entire Schengen region for:

  • Tourism.

  • Visiting family and friends.

  • Business.

  • Short-term studies or traineeships.

  • Sports and cultural events.

Keep in mind that the Schengen visa does not permit you to work or reside in the Schengen Zone. For info regarding work visas or residency permits, check the Belgian government's official website.

Belgium Schengen Visa: Eligibility criteria for Azerbaijani citizens

Before applying, you must first meet the eligibility requirements for Azerbaijani citizens. Here's what you need to know:

1. Accepted purpose of visit: You must have a valid and legitimate reason for your trip to Belgium, like tourism, business, or any other purpose allowed within the visa category you are applying for, and you must submit evidence of this.

2. Intention to return: To prove that you won’t stay in the Schengen Zone to illegally reside or work, show evidence of strong ties to your home country, such as family, employment, property, or other commitments.

3. Financial stability: You have to prove that you can support yourself during your stay in the country and region. Submit bank statements, proof of employment, or a sponsorship letter to show you meet this requirement.

4. Travel insurance: It's mandatory to have travel insurance that covers medical expenses across the entire Schengen Zone of at least €30,000.

Belgium Schengen Visa: Required documents for citizens from Azerbaijan

Thanks to our efficient visa services and app, applying for the Schengen visa is easier than ever! Kick-start the process with just your passport and a passport photo, and let us take care of the rest.

Keep in mind that you should have the following essential visa requirements before you attend the interview and biometric data appointment:

  • Valid passport: Make sure your Azerbaijani passport is valid for at least six months from your intended arrival date in Belgium and that it has two blank pages.

  • Travel itinerary: Submit a confirmed return flight ticket to Azerbaijan, along with hotel or tour bookings, to prove your travel purpose.

  • Financial proof: You must have sufficient funds to cover travel expenses throughout your trip across the Schengen Zone. Bank statements reflecting your income are required.

  • Travel insurance: Take out travel medical insurance with coverage of up to €30,000 for emergencies across the entire Schengen Zone as this is required for visa applications.

  • Passport photos: In case you don't have a photo yet, our digital photo service lets you take them affordably and conveniently from the comfort of your home.

  • Schengen visa application form: During the online application process on our platform or app, you will receive this form. You only have to complete a simplified version through our platform, without complex questions.

  • Extra documents (if applicable): Depending on your situation, be prepared to provide additional documents that validate your professional or social status.

By meeting these requirements, you'll ensure your application is government-compliant and decrease the chances of denial.

How long can Azerbaijani citizens stay in Belgium with the Schengen visa?

Unleash the wonders of your European adventure with the Belgium Tourist Visa, granting Azerbaijani citizens the opportunity to spend up to 90 days Per Entry within a 180-day period in the Schengen Zone. Seamlessly traverse any Schengen country, ensuring your cumulative stay remains within the 90-day limit.

Our visa services provide the convenience of applying for a multiple-entry visa, giving you added flexibility for your travels. However, the final decision rests with the Belgian government, who will determine the type of visa you receive - be it multiple-entry, double-entry, or single-entry.

The validity for Multiple Entry visas spans from 180 days to 5 years, allowing you the ultimate freedom to enjoy a maximum stay of 90 days Per Entry, as mentioned above.

Extending a Belgium Schengen Visa for Azerbaijani citizens

As your time in Belgium draws to a close and your visa's expiration date approaches, it's imperative to abide by the rules of the Schengen Area. You must depart from the Schengen Zone before your visa's validity comes to an end.

Extensions for Schengen visas are only granted in certain circumstances, typically reserved for emergencies.

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How to apply for the Belgium Schengen Visa in Azerbaijan

Applying for your Belgium visa swiftly and seamlessly from Azerbaijan is a breeze with these easy steps:

Step 1: Start by providing your personal information and travel details through our user-friendly online platform or app. Ensure that all the information you provide is accurate and up to date.

Step 2: Conveniently pay our iVisa service fee using your debit card, credit card, or PayPal. Remember, the government fee will be paid directly at the Belgium Embassy, Consulate, or Visa Application Center (VAC) during your appointment in Azerbaijan.

Step 3: Follow our straightforward instructions to complete the remaining sections of the simplified application form. Upload a scanned copy of your passport and a suitable photo following our guidelines. Once everything is in order, submit your application for expert review.

You’ll receive a handy manual that will guide you through filling out all the necessary information on the application form and will prepare you for your interview.

Furthermore, we will handle the arrangements for your mandatory visa interview, ensuring a smooth and stress-free journey.

Costs and processing time for the Belgium Schengen Visa in Azerbaijan

For Azerbaijani travelers venturing to explore Belgium, the visa fees consist of two essential components:

  • iVisa processing: Our experts offer support from start to finish and a step-by-step manual to guide you through the application process and prepare you for your interview. The iVisa standard processing fee is USD $284.99, excluding the government fee.

The processing time may take up to 30 days.

  • Government processing: The Belgian government oversees this part of the visa application, and the decision-making process can take up to 45 days or longer, depending on the circumstances. To ensure a seamless experience, it is advisable to apply for your Schengen visa at least two months before your planned trip.

The government visa fee is approximately US$85, but it may vary based on your nationality. This fee is to be paid during your visa appointment. Notably, children aged between 6 and 12 pay half the government fee, while children under 6 are exempt from any visa fee.

Other certain exemptions apply where it is not required to pay the government fee:

  • Child or spouse of an EU citizen.

  • Student, pupil, or postgraduate student traveling for educational or vocational purposes, accompanied by teachers.

  • Those under 25 years old and representing a non-profit organization, participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural, or educational events hosted by non-profit organizations.

Tips for a successful Belgium Schengen Visa application in Azerbaijan

To ensure a smooth Schengen visa process, here are expert tips for Azerbaijani applicants:

  • Plan ahead: Apply at least two months before your intended travel dates. This allows ample time for any unforeseen delays and issues or extra requests for documentation.

  • Carefully review your application: The iVisa standard processing includes a review of your application form. However, it’s still recommended to check all answers carefully and make sure all documentation is complete and meets the government requirements.

  • Prepare the interview: Check our manual to prepare for the mandatory Schengen visa interview. Make sure to bring all necessary documents and dress appropriately.

  • Prove the purpose and duration of your stay: Be clear about your travel purpose for visiting Belgium, whether for tourism, business, or any other valid reason. Remember, you can stay up to 90 days per entry within 180 days, so plan your visit accordingly.

Common reasons for Belgium Schengen Visa refusals in Azerbaijan

By understanding the common reasons for visa denials, you can prepare yourself and avoid potential disappointments.

Many visa refusals stem from insufficient proof of ties to Azerbaijan. It is crucial to provide compelling evidence of your connections to your home country, such as stable employment, property ownership, or family commitments. Failing to do so may lead the visa officer to suspect that you intend to stay in the Schengen Zone illegally.

Additionally, Belgium requires assurance that you have sufficient financial means to sustain yourself during your stay. While there is no fixed amount, you must demonstrate your financial capability through bank statements or other relevant documents to meet this requirement.

Previous visa violations or instances of overstaying in any Schengen country could also raise concerns and negatively impact your current application. Address any past issues honestly in said application.

Thoroughly prepare, be honest, and present a well-documented case showcasing your genuine intentions and eligibility.

Contact us for more about the Belgium Schengen Visa

For additional support, our team of experts is ready to answer any question! Contact our customer service team through online chat or email at [email protected] anytime during the process. We're here to make your journey as simple and enjoyable as possible!

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