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Visa Requirements for Canada Passport Holders – Belgium (Kingdom of Belgium)

A country or territory has specific requirements for any individual to enter or stay in their country. For Canadian citizens to enter Belgium and stay for no more than 90 days, no visa is required, but they must have at least a passport valid for more than 3 months of their intended stay. They must also have proof of accommodations and ample financial means during their stay. They also must be able to present return tickets to Canada.

If they plan to stay for more than 90 days, either to visit relatives, study or undergo internship, they will need to get a temporary residence visa from the Consulate General of Belgium in Montreal. Visa applications can be done through personal appearance or can be sent by registered mail or courier service.

General requirements:

  • Passport issued within previous 10 years (valid for at least 1 year and with more than 1 blank page)
  • 2 copies completed and signed visa application forms (original copies)
  • Recent colored passport size photos (2 copies, plain light-colored background)
  • Medical certificate from a Belgian Embassy accredited doctor
  • For visitor temporary residence visa:
    • applicant’s birth certificate (documents to be legalized at the Consulate General’s office)
    • marriage certificate (for married couples, documents to be legalized at the Consulate General’s office)
    • proof of relationship with relative in Belgium
    • Belgian identity card/residence permit of relative in Belgium
    • Proof of financial means of relative in Belgium
  • For internship temporary residence visa:
    • original internship letter, with details of internship program
    • passport valid for duration of internship with additional 3 months
    • Proof on no- criminal police record issued by the Royal Canadian Police of past 5 years
    • Proof of means of subsistence, at least CAD$800.00 monthly
    • Medical & travel insurance coverage for whole duration in Belgium
  • For exchange student temporary residence permit:
    • original guarantee form, signed by the applicant, parents, host family and host counselor and school
    • passport valid for at least 15 months
    • parental/legal guardian’s consent (for minors)
    • Proof on no- criminal police record issued by the Royal Canadian Police of past 5 years (for individuals 18 years and above)
  • For university student visa temporary residence permit:
    • original admission letter of Belgian university/institute of higher education
    • passport valid for duration of studies with additional 3 months
    • Proof on no- criminal police record issued by the Royal Canadian Police of past 5 years (for individuals 18 years and above)
    • Proof of financial support and means for student
    • Proof of means of subsistence, at least CAD$920.00 monthly
    • Medical & travel insurance coverage for whole duration in Belgium

Important reminders:

  • All visitor, visa and immigration concerns are handled by the Consulate General of Belgium in Montreal:

    Consulate General of Belgium in Montreal

    999 de Maisonneuve West, Suite 1600
    Montreal, QC  H3A 3L4
    Telephone:(514) 849-7394
    Fax:(514) 844-3170
    Email:montreal@diplobel.fed.be
    Website: http://www.diplomatie.be/montreal/

  • The consulate offices are open from 9:00AM to 1:00PM from Monday to Friday, and can be contacted by telephone up to 4:30PM
  • Consular fees: (all fees are non-refundable)
    • Visa application fee: CAD$234.00
    • Document legalization: CAD$19.50
  • Visa application fees can be paid by cash, Certified cheques, Postal Money Order (addressed to the Consulate General of Belgium), or bank drafts
  • For visa applications sent by registered mail or courier, a pre-paid self-addressed envelope must be enclosed
  • The Belgian consulate has the following accredited hospitals/clinics and doctors who can issue medical certificates:

    ALBERTA – College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
    2700-10020 100, Street NW
    Edmonton, AB
    T5J 0N3
    Telephone: 1-800-561-3899 (in AB only) / (780) 423-4764
    Fax: (780) 420-0651
    Email: lwebb@cpsa.ab.ca
    Web site: www.cpsa.ab.ca

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – College of Physicians & Surgeons of British Columbia
    400-858 Beatty Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V6B 1C1
    Telephone: (604) 733-7758 / 1-800-461-3008
    Fax: (604) 733-3503
    Website: www.cpsbc.ca/cps

    MANITOBA – College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba
    1000-1661 Portage Avenue
    Winnipeg, MB
    R3J 3T7
    Telephone: 1-877-774-4344 (in MB only) / (204) 774-4344
    Fax: (204) 774-0750
    Email: cpsm@cpsm.mb.ca
    Website: www.cpsm.mb.ca

    NEW BRUNSWICK – College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick
    One Hampton Road, Suite 300
    Rothesay, NB
    E2E 5K8
    Telephone: (506) 849-5050 / 1-800-667-4641
    Fax: (506) 849-5069
    Email: info@cpsnb.org
    Website: www.cpsnb.org

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Newfoundland Medical Board
    139 Water Street, #603
    St. John’s, NL
    A1C 1B2
    Telephone: (709) 726-8546
    Fax: (709) 726-4725
    Email: cpsnl@cpsnl.ca
    Website: www.cpsnl.ca

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – Department of Health & Social Services
    Registrar, Professional licensing
    Centre Square Tower,
    8th floor – PO Box 1320
    Yellowknife, NWT
    X1A 2L9
    Telephone: (867) 920-8058
    Fax: (867) 873-0484
    Email: professional_licensing@gov.nt.ca
    Website: www.hlthss.gov.nt

    NOVA SCOTIA- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia
    Sentry Place, Suite 300
    1559 Brunswick St.
    Halifax, NS
    B3J 2G1
    Telephone: 1-877-282-7767 (in NS only) / (902) 422-5823
    Fax: (902) 422-5035
    Email: brucethorne@cpsns.hs.ca
    Website: www.cpsns.ns.ca

    NUNAVUT – Department of Health & Social Services

    H & SS Operations & Professional Practice
    Box 390
    Kugluktuk, NU X0B 0E0
    Telephone: (867) 982-7672
    Fax: (867) 982-3256 / 982-7690
    Email: bvandenassem@gov.nu.ca
    Website: www.gov.nu.ca/health

    ONTARIO – College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
    80 College Street
    Toronto, ON
    M5G 2E2
    Telephone: (416) 967-2603 / 1-800-268-7096
    Email: inquiries@cspo.on.ca
    Website: www.cpso.on.ca

    PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND – College of Physicians & Surgeons of P.E.I.

    199 Grafton Street
    Charlottetown, PEI
    C1A 1L2
    Telephone: (902) 566-3861
    Fax: (902) 566-3986
    Email: cmoyse@collegeofphysicians.pe.ca
    Website: www.cpspei.ca

    QUÉBEC – Collège des médecins du Québec
    2170, boul. René-Lévesque O.
    Montréal, PQ
    H3H 2T8
    Telephone: (514) 933-4441 / 1-888-633-3246
    Fax: (514) 933-3112
    Email: info@cmq.org
    Website: www.cmq.org

    SASKATCHEWAN – College of Physicians & Surgeons of Saskatchewan
    500-321A – 21st Street East
    Saskatoon, SK
    S7K 0C1
    Telephone: (306) 244-7355
    Fax: (306) 244-2600
    Email: cpss@quadrant.net
    Website: www.quadrant.net/cpss

    YUKON TERRITORIES – Government of Yukon
    Yukon Medical Council
    P.O Box 2703 (C-18)
    Whitehorse, YT
    Y1A 2C6
    Telephone: (867) 667-3774
    Fax: (867) 393-6483
    Email: ymc@gov.yk.ca
    Website: www.yukonmedicalcouncil.ca

    ACCREDITED DOCTORS IN ALBERTA

    Dr. Johanne DROUIN

    Box 48025 RPO Dynamique
    8627-91 Street #110
    Edmonton, Alberta T6C 4S8
    Telephone: (780) 450-8635
    Fax: (780) 450-8602

    Dr. Conrad W. McCOWAN

    Market Mall Medical Clinic
    104-4935 40 Avenue N.W.
    Calgary, Alberta T3A 2N1
    Telephone: (403) 247-2253
    Fax: (403) 247-0669

    Dr. Stan KOLBER

    100 Normand Centre
    50 Brentwood Blvd
    Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 2H5
    Telephone: (780) 467-5508

    ACCREDITED DOCTORS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

    Dr. Anne GAGNE

    30 Carestation Health Centre
    2077, 42 Avenue West
    Vancouver, British Columbia V6M 2B2
    Telephone:        (604) 261-9494

    ACCREDITED DOCTORS IN MANITOBA

    Dr. Ramon E. JOVEL

    Medical Arts Building
    914-233 Kennedy Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 3J5
    Telephone: (204) 956-1057

    ACCREDITED DOCTORS IN ONTARIO

    Dr. Patrick BARNABE

    4001-381 Kent
    Ottawa, Ontario K2P 2A8
    Telephone: (613) 238-2698
    Fax: (613) 238-7731

    Dr. Jeffrey MILLS

    1849, Yonge Street #216
    Toronto, Ontario M4S 1Y2
    Telephone: (416) 487-9309
    Fax: (416) 487-9790

    Dr. Hilda MOENS

    2951, Walkers Line – 2nd floor
    Burlington, Ontario L7M 4Y1
    Telephone: (905) 336-3437 #1030
    Fax: (905) 336-9634

    ACCREDITED DOCTORS IN QUEBEC

    Dr. Edgar COCHE

    Polyclinique médicale Concorde
    300, Boul. de la Concorde Est
    Laval, Québec H7G 2E6
    Telephone: (450) 667-5310

    Dr. Victor ABIKHZER

    Dr. Myriam ABIKHZER

    Dr. Yael ABIKHZER

    5950, Côte-des-Neiges #350
    Montreal, Québec H3S 1Z6
    Telephone: (514) 733-9192

    GROUPE SANTÉ MEDISYS

    3175 Ch des Quatre-Bourgeois #380 – Edifice le St-Mathieu
    Ste-Foy, Québec G1W 2K7
    Telephone: (418) 681-0167 / 1 800 499-1394 #3400
    Fax: (418) 681-4564

  • For other questions and updates, interested parties may also contact The Embassy of Belgium in Ottawa, or The Consulate of Belgium in Toronto.

    The Embassy of Belgium in Ottawa

    360 Albert Street – Suite 820
    Ottawa, Ontario  K1R 7X7
    Telephone: (613) 236-7267
    Fax: (613) 236-7882
    Email: ottawa@diplobel.fed.be

    The Consulate of Belgium in Toronto

    2 Bloor Street West, Suite 2006, Box 88
    Toronto, ON, M4W 3E2
    Telephone: (416) 944-1422
    Fax: (416) 944-1421
    Email: toronto@diplobel.fed.be

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