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Coronavirus - Frequently asked questions

On this page, you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions to the Consulate and the Embassy in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic.

1. Consular activities

Is the Consulate open?

Following the sanitary situation and the directives of the Government of Québec, the Consulate General of Belgium in Montreal is open to the public by appointment only. Administrative procedures concerning passports and visas require an appointment to be made online. Concerning affidavit of support for students, queries will be processed remotely only.

To make an appointment, please visit the following pages:

Can I apply for a new passport?

To apply for or to renew your passport, you need to make an appointment through our online platform accessible here. For more information, please consult the section "Passport applications in Montreal".

To pick up your new passport, we invite you to make an appointment with the Passport Department of the Consulate General in Montreal. Make sure you bring a piece of identification during your visit.

Can I obtain a visa to travel to Belgium?

Travelers subject to Schengen visas must apply for a short-stay visa in accordance with the instructions available on our website.

Please note: Canadian citizens do not need a visa to travel to Belgium for a short stay (less than 90 days). 

2. Travel to Canada

Please visit our page in Dutch or in French for more information.

3. Travel to Belgium

Please visit our page Travel to Belgium for more information.