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NEW PROCEDURE SHORT STAY VISA – THE VISA INFORMATION SYSTEM (VIS) – AS FROM 25/09/2014


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 http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/visa-information-system/index_en.htm.

 


Office hours

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

 

The office will be closed on December 25, 26 and 31 and on January 1 & 2.

 

Visas

 

For appointments and lists of necessary documents for visa please dial 0900 10 111 (Kosovo only) No other information will be provided by phone

 

For consular services:

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

Consular taxes

 

Avis de voyage :

Français

 

Reisadvies :

Nederlands

Closing days 2014

Announcement

 

Legalization requests will be accepted only on Wednesdays from 09h00 to 11h00 (except Wednesday December 31)

Please note that legalizations are not always ready the same day! Contact us first by mail if you come from Belgium for legalizations.

 

Address

Diplomatic Office of Belgium
Rruga Kuvendi i Bujanit, 23A
Taslixhe 1
10000 Pristina
Republic of Kosovo

Diplomatic & Consular Section (no visa information)

Tel 
+ 381 (0) 38 - 518.918

Fax
+ 381 (0) 38 - 518 338

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
pristina@diplobel.fed.be


Visa Section - appointments

0900 10 111 (Kosovo only - for appointments)

Visa mail (other matters)
visa.pristina@diplobel.fed.be


 


 
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