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Questions tagged [belgium]

A small country in western Europe.

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Lost/Stolen Passport but travel is before the 1 week fast-track service UK

My mum was in Brussels for the day and had her bag stolen with passport in it. She is due to fly out this coming Friday (1 week today) to New Zealand to spend Christmas with me. The police assisted ...
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Ticket for Mont des Arts (Kunstberg)

I am searching for ticket price for entering Mont des Arts (Kunstberg) in Brussels. Does anyone know how much it costs to enter the flower garden? I would like to just enter the garden, without ...
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I am holding an Indian passport with type D Belgium long term multiple entry visa. Can I travel inside Europe with this visa [duplicate]

Or do I have to apply for new one for each country. Note: The Visa type is mentioned as 'Belgium' and not 'Schengen'
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Is there any pass that covers all public transport in Brussels?

If I'm not wrong, there are multiple service providers that cover different areas in Brussels. Is there any pass that covers all of them? Or do I have to buy a separate one for each different service ...
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Indian national, currently holding Belgium long term Visa and work permit(Blue Card). Can I travel to England? [duplicate]

Indian national, currently holding Belgium long term Visa and work permit(Blue Card). Can I travel to England for tourism (less than a week). If not what do I need to apply for? Other answers here ...
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Travelling to France on a Schengen visa issued through Belgian embassy?

I have an Egyptian passport, and I'm currently studying in the UK on a tier 4 visa. Not sure if it helps, but I have traveled to Belgium and Spain on two separate Schengen visas before. I want to ...
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Driving and renting a car in the Netherlands and Belgium with a license that is less than 1 year old

I will be going to a festival in Belgium next year. I'm going with 3 other friends. We all hold valid driving license, but mine will be 3 days shy of 1 year since I got it (edit: i'm 28 so age is not ...
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Do I have to give priority to a car coming from the right in a “fietsstraat” in Belgium?

The other day, I was driving with my bike through a bicycle street (fietsstraat) in Belgium. In these kind of streets, cars cannot overtake the bikes in the street. But when there's a car coming from ...
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When would be the ideal time to take the Coastal Tram (Kusttram) so that you can actually sit down?

I've been at the Belgian coast for some days now and I thought it would be fun to take the tram along the coast. But I noticed that it's always full of passengers. Now I'm wondering, is there a time ...
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Can I fly to Cyprus from Brussels with a German residence permit?

I am a non-EU German resident and want to fly to Southern Cyprus for one week. I read on the Cyprus Embassy website that I only need my passport and my German residence permit to enter the country. ...
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Can I travel to the Schengen area even when my UAE visa has been cancelled?

I hold a Philippine passport. I recently applied for a visit visa (short stay) for Belgium and it got approved. I currently live in Dubai and have a job here but my UAE residence visa will be canceled ...
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Visiting cousin in Belgium(who have Belgium passport)

I am Bangladeshi and visiting Belgium to meet my cousin. I received below documents from him Annexe 3 bis (Formal letter of obligation) attested by city hall along with his other relevant documents....
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Visiting a cousin in Belgium

I am planning to visit Belgium to see my cousin who has a Belgian passport. He sent formal invitation Annexe 3, his salary certificate and family composition. I have a Bangladesh passport, living in ...
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How to get from Breskens to Bruges by bus?

I'll be going to Bruges (Brugge) on May 11 but I have no idea how to get there by bus. I'm leaving Vlissengen early that day, taking a ferry to Breskens and from there I'm planning to catch a bus to ...
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Why was my Schenghen visa application referred?

I just got an email now saying that my application has been referred; ‘Belgian embassies and consulates general must submit certain visa applications to the Immigration Office of the Federal Public ...
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Vlasmarktdreef in april 2018 [closed]

We have time for the next 2 weeks in Belgium. Can we visit vlasmarktdreef to see and enjoy a walk along the blue bell forests in the month of April. If yes, when exactly will be the best time
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Format of Letter of guarantee for Belgium visa

I am visiting Belgium to attend a study related conference. My professor will act as guarantor to cover all expenses. What should be mentioned in the letter of guarantee by him such that the visa does ...
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cheapest mode of transportation between Ghent and Paris

What is the cheapest mode of transportation if one wishes to go from Ghent to Paris?
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Parking in Belgium

I want to rent a car in Belgium. As a non-resident am I allowed to leave the car for a couple hours (~10) outside the non-free parking spots and don't worry about receiving a penalty from the local ...
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Travelling to Lisbon by bus in July

This summer I would like to visit Lisbon from Belgium. I would like to avoid using any planes, or driving myself. Preferably I would like to take a coach (like FlixBus). However, I've searched on ...
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Schengen visa: why bank statements if the company is sponsoring my visa?

I have a work permit for Belgium. I understand that my visa application will be sponsored by the Belgian company recruiting me. In this case, why am I stil required to submit my bank statements? I am ...
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Why do Belgian supermarkets not provide price per kg in price labels? [closed]

In most supermarkets and shops in Europe I'm used to see price labels like this: The only part I usually look at is the price per kg. I thought it was an EU standard, I'm pretty sure it's mandatory ...
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How can a non-EU citizen leave Belgium while awaiting extension of their Belgian residence permit?

This question is a follow-up to a query by @Traveler: I promised my girlfriend to take her to see the Northern Lights. We live in Belgium and because of the visa application she cannot leave the ...
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Is this weird area on the Belgium-Germany border a walkway or something different?

As you can see on the image above, Belgium and Germany have a weird border near the Oostkantons. It seems to be some kind of path east of the "real" border. Does anyone know more about this strange ...
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Does the German environmental badge apply to other countries of Europe?

I planned the trip that will cover Germany, Belgium and France. I am aware that there are environmental zones in those countries and I need the correct badge for my car to enter them. So my question ...
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Bruges - Where can I find this gate/entrance?

I'm looking for the gate at the top of the picture ("Jupiler Bleeker"). I only know it's in Bruges... Can someone give me the exact location?
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Leave and re-enter Belgium with temporary residence card + void passport + passport of another country?

I am a non-EEA national currently living in Belgium, where I have a residence card (`titre de séjour', type A) valid till the end of October 2017. As my old passport (which I show every time when I ...
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How should my wife apply for a Schengen visa if I am going to work there for a few months?

I am an Indian passport holder, awaiting receipt of my work permit from Employer to work in Belgium for a tenure of less than three months. I want my wife to accompany my during this time, so that we ...
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travelling to Thailand as American/Belgian Dual citizen

I am Belgian and American, born in California. I live in Belgium but my belgian passport has expired so I would like to know if I can go to Thailand only with my American passport and my belgian ID. ...
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Applying for belgium visa with pregnant wife [closed]

I am from India. I am expecting a job offer from a company in Belgium. The company will provide me work permit and help me with the visa process. I have some queries regarding visa process to bring my ...
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Re-enter Schengen after 6 months for 90 days [duplicate]

My mother has a multiple-entry visa issued for Belgium which is valid for one year, with maximum stay of 90 days. Having entered the Schengen area June 25, her 90 days expires September 23 (she will ...
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Visa application on hold

I applied for short stay visa for Belgium. The application status on their website is showing status "On Hold". What does this mean? Is it a bad thing? All I am asking is what does "On Hold" mean?
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Leaving Israel to US

I'm a dual national Belgian/Israeli and I'm entering the US with my Belgium passport and ESTA visa, do I need a visa for Israelis to leave Israel, or is showing my Israeli passport enough?
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Can I apply for a Schengen visa if I invest my salary into mutual funds rather than keeping it in my bank account?

I am an Indian national. I am planning to apply for 3 days visit visa for Belgium. The visit purpose is a Job Interview. Employer will reimburse the cost of air tickets, Taxis and accommodation. But ...
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Employers statement on approval for holidays for Belgium Schengen Visa

I have been invited for a job interview in Belgium by a Belgian company. I am from India and hold Indian passport. Do I apply for a business visa or tourist? If I apply for business visa then I need ...
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Schengen Visa for Job Interview, Minimum balance in Account

I have been invited for a job interview in Belgium. The employer is sponsoring the cost of travel and stay. I have a few questions. I am planning to apply for Business visa. Is this the right visa ...
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Brussel Airport to Leuven: buy in advance?

I am traveling to Belgium to visit Leuven, and I read on the airport's website that I should buy tickets online. Is it advisable to buy tickets in advance, or is it possible without any problems to ...
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Are most staff at Brussels airport Dutch or French-speaking?

I'm going to Brussels airport and will require some special assistance in addition to the usual check-in procedures. Knowing both Dutch and French adequately, I'd like to know which language most ...
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I have a permanent residence card D - EU from Belgium [closed]

I was wondering if I could work and live in the Netherlands.
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How do you cross the Schelde (Scheldt) in Flanders by bike during the tunnel works in Antwerp?

In a few months, the Voetgangerstunnel/Sint-Annatunnel (Pedestrian tunnel) from Linkeroever to Antwerp will close due to works on the elevators. It is the only safe way to travel to Antwerp by bike. ...
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How early before departure can I reserve train tickets in Belgium?

I'm trying to book a train journey in Belgium for the end of July. We are currently in mid-June and the Belgian Rail website does not allow me to reserve tickets such a long time (~1 month) in advance....
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Brussels-Bruges-Ghent with De Lijn Day Pass

I am planning a trip to Belgium and plan to stay in Brussels, and make day trips out to Bruges and Ghent. I see from most forums that the De Lijn day pass covers travel on De Lijn buses. However, on ...
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How to get Belgium tourist visa (family visit visa) with maximum validity?

I will be moving to Belgium next month on work permit and later after couple of months I want to bring my mother too. I know tourist visa ( purpose - family visit) will be provided with maximum 90 ...
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Does the Belgian ban on anonymous SIM-cards apply to foreign SIMs?

Belgium will ban anonymous SIM-cards. Does this ban apply to foreign SIM-cards? For example, can I use my anonymous UK SIM-card in Belgium, or will I be refused access?
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Does occupation show on a one visa affect your chances of getting visa for another country?

I am about to finish my Bachelors in Engineering from Pakistan, my home country. I have received a full scholarship for Master's program in Belgium. I have a UAE residence visa that shows an ...
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Can I fly from Belgium to Germany with Belgian Residence Card Type E for identification?

My Spanish ID has expired and I am unable to go to Spain until September. In addition, my Spanish passport is at the Chinese Consulate in Brussels in order to get a visitor visa for travel at the end ...
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How or where can I buy a MOBIB Basic card?

I want to buy a 48h JUMP pass to travel in Belgium. As per the research that I have done this seems a very cost effective way of traveling inside Belgium as JUMP pass is valid in all three major ...
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Are there other peaceful enclaves in the world like in Baerle-Nassau (Belgium/Nederlands)? [closed]

I recently discovered this very interesting geographical singularity in The Netherlands (or Belgium depending on how you see it) in Baerle-Nassau. Inside the Netherlands you can find a portion of ...
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Schengen visa for short stay in Belgium: what type and purpose should I select?

I am applying for 5 days of training in Belgium and for that purpose I need to apply for a Schengen visa. I am confused about two things: Should I apply for a study visa or tourist visa? What should ...
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How big are the lockers at the Leuven train station?

I'm planning on visiting Leuven next year but i'm going to need a place to store my luggage for a couple of days as i want to attend the rock werchter festival. The festival offers lockers but they ...