The land of beer and chocolate, Belgium invites thousands of tourists around the world. In fact, more than 14,000 people applied for their visas at the Belgian consulate just from Mumbai.
If you’re not able to find an appointment with the consulate, don’t worry. This article will take you through your other options. If you need assistance with the appointment booking process, then fill out the Schengen visa appointment form and our dedicated team will get in touch with you.
Once you have your appointment in hand, you can go ahead and assemble the documents required for your travel.
Steps to getting a Belgium Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai – The basics
The Belgian consulate transferred the visa application process to the VFS Global website in 2017. So, if you need to start applying for your visa or make an appointment, you will need to go to the VFS Global website.
The link should open a page like in the image above.
Scroll down a little and you will be able to find the options like in the image above. Click on “Click here” under Schedule Appointment.
The page will reload and give you a set of instructions on the visa application process. Read it carefully and click on the “click here” link given in orange.
You will be taken to a login page. Click on “New User?” to start a new registration.
Fill in your details in the form and submit it to be able to start booking your appointment.
If you need help with anything, you can visit the Belgian consulate website.
What do I do if I can’t find a Belgium Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai?
Don’t get disheartened if you are unable to book a Belgium Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai. With consulates getting booked two to three months in advance, this is quite a common occurrence. But there are ways you can tackle this too.
Try a consulate with a different jurisdiction
If you’re not able to get an appointment with the Belgian consulate in Mumbai, then you can try the one in Chennai or try the embassy in New Delhi. But this works with varying success as well. As consulates get booked well in advance, the appointment will be subject to availability.
Change your main destination
Most times, popular countries like Belgium, France, Italy, etc. have quite a high inflow of tourists every year. Thanks to this, the consulates of these countries can get booked up to 6 months in advance.
So instead of trying your luck with the same consulate, you can try booking your appointment with a consulate of a country that doesn’t have a very high inflow of tourists. Consulates of countries like Malta, Luxembourg, and Slovakia are rather easy to get an appointment in. You can get a tentative travel plan just for the sake of getting your visa approved.
You could tell a white lie of staying in Malta for most of your travel time and that you are spending only a few days in Belgium. And in case you need temporary flight tickets and hotel accommodations for this, then we can help you out here as well. You can check our prices for this on our website.
If you want more help in getting an appointment in different consulates or jurisdictions, check out our article on what to do when you can’t find a Schengen visa appointment.
Wait until you find an appointment
When all the other doors are closed, you barely have a choice left other than waiting for someone else to cancel their appointment. This might be a risky option though because there are chances that you will wait forever. But there have been many cases when travellers have been able to book an appointment once someone else cancelled theirs, so don’t completely disregard this option.
To get an appointment with the method, you will need to have multiple tabs open, keep refreshing, and keep a keen watch like a hawk, which can be quite tedious. For this matter, we have a team dedicated to finding such available appointments.
If you want us to find an appointment for you, just fill in the Schengen visa appointment form.
Do you want Travel Visa Bookings to get you an appointment?
We are currently able to make appointment booking for the following countries,
Travel Visa Bookings has been a pioneer in addressing issues raised by travellers around the world. Being in the industry for so many years, we have made many bookings, even corporate where appointments are required in the next 7-15 days.
Getting you an appointment, however, is subject to availability. But we will try to get appointments in other nearby consulates as well.
The price of the appointment is decided by the agent that books your slot in the consulate office, and this depends on the location, availability, and demand for the appointment. We charge a flat fee of Rs.1000 above the quote of the consulate.
Read the instructions below to fill in your Schengen visa appointment form and get your appointment booked.
- Fill in your details in the form. You need not make an initial payment. Our team will get in touch with the agents at the Belgian consulates.
- Within the next 8-10 hours, our team will get in touch with you with appointment availability.
- Once we get an “okay” from you, you can make the payment and the appointment details will be sent to you.
You will be given an appointment reference number, using which you can attend the interview at the consulate to get your visa approved.
You can get more information about the visa application process at our article on how to get a Belgium Schengen visa in 7 days.
FAQs on getting a Belgium Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai
Read below to see if your questions on getting an appointment with the Belgian consulates have been answered.
I can’t find a Belgium Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai. Can you get me one?
Yes, of course. Just fill in the Schengen visa appointment form and our team will look for an appointment for you.
I want an appointment particularly in Mumbai
We will try our level best to get you a Belgium Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai, but this will be subject to availability. But in case we can’t find one in Mumbai, then we will try getting an appointment in other nearby consulates.
Can my family attend the interview with one appointment?
Unfortunately, each member needs to have their own appointment at the Belgium consulate to get their visa approved. So, each member of your family will need to get one of their own.
Can you book appointments for my entire family?
Yes, we can definitely book appointments for all your family members. However, appointments will be subject to availability, so we may not be able to book all the appointments on the same day or even the same consulate in some cases.
What information do you need to get me my Schengen visa appointment?
We will need your name, passport number, and the expiry and issue dates of your passport. Since different countries need different information to book you an appointment, we will get in touch with you in case there is any extra information required.
What is the fee for getting my appointment?
The base fee is decided by the agent who books your appointment at the consulate. This price is dependent on the location of the consulate and the demand and availability of the appointment. Travel Visa Bookings charges a fee of Rs. 1000 above the quote of the consulate.
Will my request get a higher priority if I pay more?
- Our team functions purely on a first-come-first-serve basis. Unfortunately, to be able to get your appointment, you will have to wait your turn.
How long do I have to make the payment for my appointment?
Our team makes as many as 250 appointments in a day, and there is always a demand for appointments that become available. Which is why our team places the appointment on an auction in case you don’t need it.
You will have a brief period of just one hour to make the payment in case we do find an appointment for you. If you fail to do so, we will consider you to be uninterested in the appointment and it will be made available to someone else in need. So, we suggest that you keep a keen watch on the notification given by our team.
How can I make the payment?
You can either pay us directly with a bank transfer or through PayuMoney or Western Union.
Can I get a refund if I don’t want the appointment?
You will get a full refund of your fee if the appointment hasn’t already been booked for you. But if it is already booked, the base fee will be paid to the agent to hold your appointment, and we will be unable to give you a refund.
Can my visa application get rejected?
In case your visa application doesn’t fulfil some criteria, then your visa application can get rejected. Some of these include,
- Unavailability of a travel insurance
- Improper travel itinerary
My visa application got rejected, can I apply for another appointment?
There is no rule that states that you can’t get another appointment of your visa application gets rejected. But in case you want us to book another appointment for you, you will have to follow the same steps again to raise a request.
I don’t have travel insurance for my trip
It is necessary that you have a travel insurance to get your Schengen visa application approved as this is an important document. It needs to have a cover of at least 30,000 Euros.
When is the right time to try to get a Belgium Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai?
You can’t apply for your visa more than 90 days prior to your travel. But it usually takes the consulate 7-15 days to approve your visa application. So, we suggest that you apply at least a month in prior to ensure that you get your visa approved on time.
My passport has expired, can I get an appointment in Mumbai?
No, you will not be able to get an appointment if your passport has expired. Your passport needs to be valid until 90 days post your return from your travel and should be issued to you within the past 10 years. If your passport has expired or hasn’t been renewed in the past 10 years, then ensure that you renew it before applying for a Belgium Schengen visa appointment in Mumbai.
VFS Global office in Mumbai
Belgium Visa Application Centre
Urmi Axis Building, Second Floor,
Behind Famous Studio, Opp. E Moses Road,
Mahalaxmi (West), Mumbai – 400 011
Tel: 022 6786 6036
Belgian Consulate in Mumbai
TCG Financial Centre, 7th floor C-53, G-Block,
Bandra Kurla Complex. Bandra (E)