Consular publications

Your Schengen visa

The European Union is gradually introducing so-called biometric data into both passports and visas. These are specific characteristics that make it possible to distinguish one person from another.  

You want a visa for the Schengen area...

How? Why? What's different?

We answer your questions.

 Download this brochure (PDF, 2.11 MB)


Support for Belgian detainees abroad

The Federal Public Service for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation regularly receives inquiries from compatriots who have been arrested abroad.  This brochure (PDF, 176.06 KB) aims to answer any questions that both detainees and their families may have.