Visa Processing Time
Strictly do not finalize travel plans before receiving the visa applied for. All processing times below are average processing times. Please plan your travel accordingly.
VFS /Embassy of India would not be responsible for any inconvenience/problems faced as a result of finalizing travel plans before obtaining the visa.

Applicants are requested NOT to sending their documents by Post/Courier as we do not accept postal application. Postal applications will not be processed.

Average processing time varies as explained below. Please finalize your travel arrangements only after you obtain an appropriate visa. VFS / Embassy of India, Brussels will not be responsible for any inconvenience/problems faced as a result of finalizing travel plans before obtaining your appropriate visa.

Normal Applications
Most visas for Belgian/Luxemburg nationals and permanent residents of Belgium would be processed within 4 to 6 working days after submission of application. The processing times for visas are estimates only. We do not guarantee the visa will be issued same day. These are based on information and experience of the Embassy of India, Brussels.

For British Nationals:

Processing time for UK applicant’s visa will take 4 to 5 weeks. Applicants are therefore advised to apply well in advance of the proposed date of travel to ensure that they get a visa in time.
British Nationals: Business visa issued on the same day an additional fee of 253 Euros to be added on top of normal visa fee for British nationals.

Please Note: Please note that only applicant with Belgian or Luxemburg passport are allowed to apply for theBusiness Visa, as per the directives from the Embassy of India, Brussels.
Non Belgian nationals can apply provided they are domiciled in Belgium or Luxemburg for at least two years. They need to attach a copy of resident card of last 2 years validity. If the card is not valid for 2 years, they need to attach some type of resident proof (telephone bills, electricity bills etc) showing the stay for 2 years.

Applications Submitted in Antwerp and Luxembourg

Processing times for general applications submitted in Antwerp and Luxembourg will take minimum 8 to 10 working days plus transportation time from Brussels to Antwerp & Luxembourg centers. This may vary for Referral/Fax cases and visa categories where the processing time is longer.

The processing of your application is subject to the procedures and timescales of the Embassy of India, Brussels, over which we have no control.