Note: This information was last updated on July 17, 2011. See the embassy website for confirmation: http://be.china-embassy.org/eng/
Postal applications are acceptable in the Chinese Visa Application Service Center but not the Consular Section. You may submit the application to the Consular Section of the Embassy or the Visa Application Service Centre which holds consular jurisdiction; if you cannot go in person, you may entrust someone else or a travel/visa agent to transact your application affairs. You may book in advance via the Centre's website for submission. An interview may be required by the Chinese Embassy if necessary.
A completely filled out L visa form, Original passport (with a recently-taken colorful passport photo stuck on it, and from the day of application, with at least 6 months validity for single or double entry; 12 months validity for the multiple entry within 6 months; 18 months validity for the multiple entry within 18 months), and a 2 inch passport photo. s
Additional documents are required for different purposes:
Visa fees are dependent on your nationality and numbers of your entries and duration. The total amount of the fees = visa fees + application service fees (which include 21% VAT are charged by the Center). Please pay with cash /debit card. Check the following fee schedule for reference.
Schedule of Fees (Unit: EUR)
|Other Country Citizen|
|Multiple entries（six months）||100||110|
|Multiple entries（one year）||150||160|
|Express visa fee for the third working-day collection||23||23||23|
|Urgent visa fee for the second working-day collection||33||33||33|
|Group visa (single entry)||40||85||40|
|Application Service Fees||Regular service(Fourth working-day collection)||36.3 (6.3 VAT inclusive)|
|60.5 (10.5 VAT inclusive)|
|Urgent service(Second working-day collection)||72.6 (12.6 VAT inclusive)|
|Post service(postage exclusive)||72.6 (12.6 VAT inclusive)|
Visas can be picked up on or after the pick-up date. Pay visa fees, service fees and present the receipt when pick up visas.
You need to go to the Visa Application Service Centre in Brussels for ordinary application. However, if you hold Diplomatic, Service or Official passport, or if you are qualified to apply for the Chinese Diplomatic, Service, or Courtesy visa, or if you apply for Hong Kong visa/ entry permit, please submit your application directly to the Consular Section of the Chinese Embassy. See figure below. Addresses, etc. follow the office hours info.
The Consular Section and the Center usually work from Monday to Friday, and they are closed on the following holidays: Spring Festival, Easter, International Labor Day, Dragon Boat Festival, Belgian National Day, Moon Festival, Chinese National Day, Armistice Day, and Christmas.