Information to know about a Belgian passport

The visa requirements on a Belgian citizen's passport are different by the purpose of visiting and the period of stay at a destination. According to the Henley Passport Index, the Belgium passport is ranked 6th for freedom of movement. Belgian citizens are currently eligible to travel to almost all of the world without a visa, as Belgium belongs to the European Union and Schengen Area.

There are 115 Belgian passport visa-free countries! Also, Belgian passport holders have an opportunity to get a visa on arrival in 33 countries. An online visa is issued by 38 countries. Altogether, Belgium citizens can travel to many countries without attending an embassy.

Due to its high level of mobility, a Belgium passport is a desirable travel document. It is possible to apply for a Belgium passport after acquiring citizenship.

Visa-free travel leads to adventures and new friends

Visa-free travel enables Belgian citizens to explore the world and meet new people. As they don't have to worry about getting a visa, Belgians are able to relax and spontaneously explore new countries and places. This can lead to exciting adventures and great memories.

They can also make new friends easily, both local and international. Getting to meet new people from all walks of life is one of the best things about traveling to different destinations. Seeing how other people live their lives is a really enriching experience that can change you.

How to get a Belgian passport 

Foreign residents living in Belgium may be eligible for a Belgian passport if they qualify for Belgian citizenship. To do so, an applicant must live for 5-10 years in the country, know one of the three main languages spoken in Belgium, and have proof of social and economic integration.

After that, a person can apply for a Belgium passport in their local municipality in Belgium (for Belgian residents) or in the Belgian embassy or consulate in their home country (if the applicant is living overseas).

The benefits of traveling visa-free

Traveling visa-free has some considerable benefits:

  • it helps Belgian citizens to avoid boring paperwork and stressful embassy interviews;
  • it saves both their time and money so they could spend these resources on something more important;
  • they are able to begin their trip and change the route whenever they want without worrying about visa requirements.

115 Belgian passport visa-free countries

Visa-free countries with a Belgian passport

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Latvia
  • Lesotho
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Namibia
  • Netherlands
  • Nicaragua
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • São Tomé and Príncipe
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Africa
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Tuvalu
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela

Belgian citizens can also get an on-arrival visa to 33 countries and an online visa or electronic travel authorization for 38 countries.

Visa on arrival countries

  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Comoros
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Iran
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Nepal
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Electronic visa countries

  • Angola
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Benin
  • Cambodia
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • India
  • Iran
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Laos
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Myanmar
  • New Zealand
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Suriname
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe


How to discover if your destination is visa-free?

You can find out if your destination is visa-free in two ways: 1) check visa requirements for this country, or 2) look up the list of visa-free countries for your passport.

What to do if your destination doesn't offer visa-free access?

If your destination doesn't offer visa exemption, you must get a required visa - a traditional visa, a visa on arrival, or an online visa, depending on your citizenship, the purpose of travel, and the intended period of stay.

Tips for applying for a visa to non-visa-free countries

Applying for a visa can be a tiring process, but following these tips should help make it go as smoothly as possible:

  • the process of applying for a visa can be time-consuming and expensive, so it's important to do your research in advance;
  • gather all of the necessary paperwork - this may include your valid passport, photos, and any supporting documents such as a letter of invitation from your host country;
  • fill out the application completely and accurately, as errors and incomplete fields can cause delays in processing;
  • if you are eligible, consider applying online as it will save you from the hassle of attending an embassy.

Do you need to check the entry requirements of each country before traveling?

Each type of visa has different requirements, and it's extremely important to research them in advance, as if you don't meet them all, you may not be able to enter the country.

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