Canada’s visa application process for Germans, Americans, and others has changed. Find out in this article about some of the new changes made to Canada’s visa application process for Belgian citizens.
The Canadian Embassy in Brussels offers a simplified visa application process for Belgian citizens. The steps are as follows:
-Print out the application form and submit it with your documents to the Canadian Embassy.
-There is no fee for Canadian citizens applying for a Belgian visa.
Types of Visa
There are different types of visas that a foreign national can apply for, depending on their purpose of travel to Canada. Canada Visa Application Process
Some common types of visas are:
-Temporary resident visa: This is the most common type of visa and is for people who are visiting Canada for a temporary period of time, such as tourists, students, workers, or business people.
-Work permit: A work permit allows a foreign national to work in Canada. Work permits are usually granted to people who have a job offer from a Canadian company and meet the required requirements.
-Family member visa: If you are a family member of someone who is already living in Canada, you may be able to come to Canada and join your family. You must meet the requirements set by the Canadian government and be Sponsored by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
-Citizenship: If you are a foreign national who has lived in Canada for at least five years, you may be able to apply for citizenship. Canada Visa for Belgian Citizens
Belgian citizens need to provide the following documents to apply for a Canadian visa:
– Proof of citizenship (a document that proves you are a citizen of Belgium, such as your passport or ID card)
– A valid passport
– A completed visa application form (available from Canadian embassies and consulates)
– A $60 visa fee
Cost of Application
Belgium is a member of the European Union and has a visa-free arrangement with Canada. Citizens of Belgium can apply for a Canadian visa at any Canadian embassy or consulate in Europe. The application fee is C$60, and the processing time is typically 10 to 14 days.
A valid passport with at least six months remaining validity is required for the application. Proof of financial stability, including proof of a fixed income and bank statements, is also required. Finally, you must provide evidence that you have been living in Belgium for at least 90 days prior to the application.
If you are visiting Canada for tourism purposes only, a visa is not required. However, if you are planning to work or study in Canada, you will need to apply for a visitor visa. For more information on Canadian visas, please visit the Canadian government website.