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 Note for Afghan nationals

If you are an Afghan national who wishes to travel to Belgium/Luxembourg, you must apply for a visa through the Embassy of Belgium in Islamabad: Visas for Belgium and Luxembourg | Belgium in Pakistan.

However, if you are a permanent resident in Iran, or the person you are eligible to join in Belgium has received international protection (refugee status or subsidiary protection), you can apply for a visa appointment through the Embassy of Belgium in Teheran.

In case you meet one of these conditions, you are invited to send a mail enclosing a scan of the supporting documents (Iranian residence permit with translation, proof of Belgian protection status of the person to be joined) to the Embassy: tehran.visa@diplobel.fed.be


A new appointment and visa application system was launched in August 2018; the Embassy of Belgium in Iran is now working with the outsourcing company VFS since 2 September 2018.

From this date, visa applications must be submitted to the VFS Visa Application Center located at the Heravi Shopping Center.

Before making an appointment with VFS Global Teheran to submit your visa request, be sure that your file is complete according to the list of required documents for the type of visa you wish to apply for: Visa Information (vfsglobal.com)

Please consult the VFS website for more information: http://www.vfsglobal.com/belgium/iran.

Family members of EU citizens covered by Directive 2004/38/EC and of Swiss citizens are allowed to submit their visa application directly to the Embassy. In order to do so they should make an appointment by e-mail on the following e-mail address: tehran.visa@diplobel.fed.be

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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.

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General information:

1. You will be automatically informed by email concerning the grant or refusal of your visa application as soon as the Embassy has received a final answer from Belgium.

No information will be given concerning the state of the visa application by phone or email.

For files which have been submitted to the Immigration Service in Belgium, use the link www.dofi.fgov.be/infovisa/. Therefore, you will need to provide your file number. You can also contact them at the following email address infodesk@ibz.fgov.be.

2. Each applicant is required to provide a travel insurance for the whole of his stay in the Schengen area. Only assurances from the following accredited organizations are accepted: Alborz, Arman, Asia, Dana, Iran Insurance, Karafarin, Kowsar, Ma, Mellat, Mihan, Moa’lem, Novin, Pasargad, Parsian, Razi, Saman, Sarmad, Sina and Taavon Insurance.

3. If your application needs a medical certificate, Doctors recognized by the Embassy are:

  • Dr. K. PIRKALANI - Niavaran, intersection of Nejabat Djou (ex-Mojdeh), next to Quavamin Bank, n° 429, appartment n° 1 - tel.: +98 21 227 58 227 & 227 58 218 - Appointments on Sunday till Wednesday between 07:30 and 16:00, on Thursday between 07:30 and 12:30 and on Saturday between 11:00 and 16:00.

4. If you are travelling to Belgium on a private visit and you are staying with a private person, you will have to notify the municipality (where you are staying) of your presence within three days of arrival. This is not necessary if you are staying in a hotel for business purposes.

The possession of a visa does not automatically grants access to the territory. When the holder of a visa presents himself at the outside border, he can be asked  for proof that all entry conditions have been met.

5. The list of supporting documents established by the European Commission, to be presented by visa applicants in Iran, can be consulted on following link : http://ec.europa.eu/transparency/regdoc/rep/3/2016/EN/3-2016-3347-EN-F1-1-ANNEX-1.PDF

Please note that documents presented in Farsi language only, will not be taken into consideration for the treatment of the visa file.  The documents need to be translated into one of our national languages or into English.

On the website of VFS Global u can find the list of requested documents per visa type:  https://www.vfsglobal.com/Belgium/iran/visa-types.html