Student Visa and Embassy Information
As a U.S. citizen; if your academic program in Belgium is more than 90 days, you are required to obtain a student visa.
If your academic program in Belgium is less than 90 days, you are not required to obtain a student visa.
Please note that WITHOUT a student visa, you will be in the Schengen States as a tourist and will not legally be allowed to travel or stay in the Schengen States after the 90 period of being a tourist. If you surpass this allotted time, you will be in violation and may be subject to fines, arrest, and/or expulsion.
If you do need a visa, some Consulates require that you apply for one in person by appointment only. If you are 21 years old or older, you will be required to obtain an FBI background check as part of your visa application. This background check can take up to five months to obtain so it's imperative that you apply for a visa as soon as possible.
Note: Embassy and consulate contact information is subject to change without notice. Please refer to the website of the embassy or consulate to verify information.
In order to find contact information for your specific consulate, please choose the state or region of your permanent residence from the dropdown box below, and click submit to continue.
Embassy of the United States in Belgium
Walk-in hours for pick-ups only:
U.S. Passports/Citizenship services:
Special Consular Services:
Washington D.C., United States
Embassy of Belgium in the United States
office hours: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Visa info by phone: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM