You need a Schengen Visa

You need a Schengen Visa


It is indeed urgent that you take the lead because any exceeding of the duration of your Schengen visa or of the 90-day period if you are visa exempt, may not only lead to a situation of illegality but also to a possible refusal to issue a new Schengen visa in the future.

However! It is possible to submit a request for an extension of your visa, your declaration of arrival or your order to leave the territory to the ‘Office des Etrangers’.

Our firm will assist you in this process by advising you on the documents to be produced and by writing a letter to the ‘Office des Etrangers’ requesting an exceptional extension of your stay (less than 3 months).

Contact us as soon as possible on + 32 472 82 27 92, or by e-mail at

What is a Schengen visa ?

A Schengen visa is a document that allows you to travel in all the Schengen zone member states for 90 days in a 180-day period commencing on the date you enter the Schengen zone.

A Schengen visa does not allow you to enter the United Kingdom (i.e. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

You need a visa if you are a national of any of the following countries:

  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • China
  • Congo
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Cuba
  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Equator
  • Egypt
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana

  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Jamaica
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • North Korea
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestinian Authority
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • São Tomé and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Syria
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Comoros
  • Togo
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Save money with our “Do It Yourself” guides

The Emmanuelle Halabi law firm has put together a range of special tools to help you limit your legal fees while benefiting from professional support.

Obtaining a short-stay visa requires completing purely administrative procedures and formalities meaning you can apply independently. Unfortunately, experience has taught us that these procedures and formalities are not always clearly explained on official websites and this lack of clarity can lead to – often following a failed application – to seeking out the services of a lawyer. It can be difficult to find all the necessary information, which is scattered over several websites, or is incomplete, contradictory or written in legal jargon that can be easily misinterpreted by the lay person.

This is why our law Firm decided to create a range of reliable guides that present and explain procedures in a clear, accurate and comprehensive manner. You will have access to the full list of documents you will need to submit with your application, as well as illustrative examples and templates. You will also benefit from expert advice that only a lawyer can provide. Our Do It Yourself guides can be downloaded for €150.  You can save a considerable amount of money  – money you could spend on your trip to Belgium (the fees, should you choose to use a lawyer, are between €700 and €1,000)!