Non-EU students who wish to study and reside in Belgium for more than 3 months, need to apply for a student long stay visa. This visa allows you to study and work part-time depending on the policy of the university and your course.
The processing time for study visa may take from 6-12 weeks from the application day.
You can bring spouse and kids with you.
The passport remains at the Embassy / Consulate during the entire process of visa proceeding
The general application process is;
Find a course in an approved educational institution of Belgium
Contact the university and initiate your application process.
Find out the requirements from the university to get the acceptance/admission letter.
Get the acceptance/registration letter from the university in Belgium
Prepare your visa application and gather other required documents for it.
Apply for a student visa and prepare to move to Belgium
Note: Within 8 days of your arrival, you must present yourself to the local authorities of your place of residence to obtain your residency permit.
If you're a foreign student enrolled at a Belgian educational institution and have a valid residence permit you can work up to 20 hours a week during term time, as long as it does not interfere with your studies.
3 Eligibility Requirements for Student Long Stay Visa
8 Document Required for Student Long Stay Visa
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