GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FAMILY REUNIFICATION (Family Member of a Non-European Community Citizen)
If the family member residing in Belgium is not a Belgian citizen or an EU national.
The complete file should be lodged in 3 exemplars : 1 original and 2 copies
1. Personal appearance of the applicant with appointment at
1 909 1014545 (PLDT only through landline or SMART mobile phone)
1 903 1014545 (Bayantel only through landline)
1 900 1014545 (Globe through landline and GLOBE mobile phone)
2. Passport valid at least 12 months from the date the application is submitted (**) + Two duly completed and signed application forms with two recent 2 x 2 coloured passport-size photos with WHITE background
3. Birth Certificate of the applicant on NSO Security Paper, authenticated by DFA
4. Copy of the Identity Card of the family member residing in Belgium
5. Medical Certificate from one of the Embassy’s accredited clinics LISTED HERE
6. Proof of sufficient lodging in Belgium
7. Proof that your spouse in Belgium holds a medical insurance covering himself/herself as well as yourself
8. Family Composition of the family member residing in Belgium called” Composition de Ménage/Samenstelling Van Het Gezin” to be obtained from the municipality in Belgium
9. Residence Certificate of the family member residing in Belgium to be obtained from the municipality in Belgium
10. Proof of regular, sufficient and stable income in Belgium
1. Marriage Certificate of the applicant on NSO Security Paper, authenticated by DFA
2. Proof of Civil Status of the applicant before marriage
· If single, Certificate of Single Status called Certificate of Non-Appearance in the National Indices of Marriage on NSO Security Paper authenticated by DFA
· If annulled/divorced, Annulment/Divorce Certificate on NSO Security Paper authenticated by DFA
· If widow/widower, Death Certificate on NSO Security Paper authenticated by DFA
3. Marriage License
4. NBI Clearance
DEPENDENTS under the age of 18:
1. Birth Certificate of the applicant on NSO Security Paper, authenticated by DFA
2. Parental Consent authenticated by DFA
(**) Please be advised that a married woman, in adopting a surname, may elect any of the following three (3) options provided in Article 370 of the Civil Code, namely: (1) her maiden first name and surname and add her husband’s surname; or (2) her maiden first name and her husband’s surname; or (3) her husband’s full name, but prefixing a word indicating that she is his wife, such as “Mrs.”. Government-issued IDs such as passport and driver’s license, and bank statements, and other similar proof of identification and records may evidence use of any of the allowable surnames by a married woman.
- The Embassy of Belgium does not require a plane ticket to be submitted when lodging the application. Any agent/intermediary/applicant pretending the contrary is defrauding you. Unless otherwise specified a simple reservation is enough.
- The Embassy of Belgium does not accept to work with any au pair or travel agency (be it Foreign or Filipino) Agencies who claim so are giving fraudulent information.
- The Embassy of Belgium does not require any other consular fees than mentioned on this webpage CONSULAR FEES. Any agent/intermediary/applicant pretending the contrary is defrauding you.
- There is a distinct possibility that the applicant will be invited for a personal and in-depth interview with the visa officer at a later date than the lodging of the application
- The average processing time by the Embassy of this type of applications is 6 weeks. If the application is forwarded to Home Office for final decision one should take into account 1 to 2 months on average extra processing time.