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The Visa Information System – VIS


The Visa Information System (VIS) is an IT system that allows Schengen States to exchange visa data. The main purpose of the VIS is to simplify the visa issuance process, facilitate checks at external borders and to enhance security for everyone involved, including applicants.


The Schengen States’ Visa Information System has been operational since 11 October 2011. A phased rollout is underway, connecting more of these States’ visa sections to the VIS at each stage. The VIS will be operational in our region on 25/09/2014.


The VIS works by linking Schengen States’ consulates and external border crossing points to the central VIS database. The introduction of the VIS has necessitated various changes to the visa application process:

  • As from 25/09/2014, people applying for a short-stay visa (max. 90 days) for the first time must apply in person, so that the necessary biometric data – ten fingerprints and a digital photo – can be collected.
  • Finger scans stored in the VIS can be reused for further visa applications within the following five years.
  • When travelers enter the Schengen area, the border authorities are thus able to verify their identity by accessing the VIS.

For more information please consult the European Commission website at


Office hours

The Belgian Office in Pristina is a diplomatic and consular representation of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Republic of Kosovo, UNMIK, ICO/EULEX KFOR and others.





For all information on visa applications or procedures please dial 0900 10 111 (Kosovo only) No information will be provided by phone


For consular services:

Monday – Friday: 8:30 - 12:00; 14:00 – 16:00

Consular taxes


Avis de voyage :



Reisadvies :


Closing days 2014



Legalization requests will be accepted only on Wednesdays from 09h00 to 11h00

Exceptions:  Thursday 10 April (instead of Wednesday)



Diplomatic Office of Belgium
Taslixhe 1, 23A
10000 Pristina
Republic of Kosovo

Diplomatic & Consular Section (no visa information)

+ 381 (0) 38 - 518.918

+ 381 (0) 38 - 518 919

Emergency number (after the duty hours): 
+ 386 (0) 49 154 444
(vetëm për shtetasit belgë, jo për vizë)
This number is exclusively available to Belgian citizens confronted with urgent and serious problems.
For all other matters please call the general number during working hours.

Office mail

Visa Section - appointments

0900 10 111 (Kosovo only - for appointments)

Visa mail (other matters)


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