I am a Ghanaian with a UK Biometric Residence Permit. I wish to travel to Ghana through Belgium using Air Brussels.

Do l need a transit visa if l will not be going outside the airport when I get to Belgium please?

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It would appear that you do need a visa.

“Transiting without a visa is possible for:

  • Nationals of Ghana arriving from a non-Schengen Member State with a confirmed onward ticket for a flight within 24 hours to a third country which is not a Schengen Member State. They must:

  • have a visa issued by Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland (Rep.), Japan, Romania, or USA, and

  • stay in the international transit area of the airport, and

  • have documents required for the next destination.”

Source Timatic: https://www.timaticweb2.com/integration/external?ref=d975cfc59f5c0abd06d16e872198110b&clear=true

The UK is not among the countries whose visa holders or residents are exempt from securing a transit visa.

  • Thank u very much. I m grateful May 12, 2021 at 23:51

Yes, indeed you need one.

Here are the requirements ( from VisaGuide.world) :

  1. Schedule an appointment by contacting the Belgium embassy or the consulate. If there is no Belgian embassy/consulate, you have to find out where they have outsourced visa submissions. It could be the embassy or consulate of another country or a visa application center
  2. Fill the Belgium transit visa application form. The visa application form should be available online at the website of the embassy/consulate or visa application center. Alternatively, you may have to go pick up a physical copy of the form at their offices.
  3. Prepare the required documents. Collect the required documents for a Belgium transit visa application.
  4. Be present at your appointment and bring with you the required documents.
  5. Pay the visa fee.

There is more information in SchengenVisaInfo and VisaGuide.world

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