Well situated between France and Holland, the kingdom of Belgium has an area no bigger than Maryland (US State).
Languages: Dutch (official) 60%, French (official) 40%, German (official) less than 1%, legally bilingual (Dutch and French)
Nationals of the European Union Member States or of the following countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway and Switzerland may move freely. They may stay in Belgium on the strength of a national passport or identity card, and proof that they are members of a health scheme and that they have sufficient means of support (for example an employment contract).
APPLICATION FOR A TEMPORARY RESIDENCY VISA FOR STUDENTS:
Please submit in person:
Three recent passport pictures, signed on the back.
Include three sets of the following documents (one original and two copy) collated and stapled:
For students over 15 years : a criminal history record check covering the last five years, obtained through your local police department, dated within six months of your date of application for the visa.
A duly notarized financial support declaration
(Dutch /French form signed by the applicantfs parents or sponsor, guaranteeing payment of travel, living, educational, medical and repatriation expenses. Scholars should submit original proof of scholarship or grant. The sponsor may also sign the document in person at the Embassy.
Proof of solvency of parents or sponsor (attestation from bank : letter of employment, pay slips covering a period of 12 months).
An attestation from a fully accredited academic institution, certifying that the applicant is accepted and/or registered as a regular, full-time student.
A written pledge to register with the local authorities in the municipality of his/her choice, within 8 days upon arrival in Belgium, and to leave Belgium upon termination of the studies and/or validity of the Belgian identity card. The student may also sign the document in person at the Embassy.
Visa application fee(as of 01/01/2007): 90 EUR(*) only in KRW cash
The documents listed above are merely the basic documents required in all cases. Additional documents may be requested by the embassy or consulate.
Official documents issued abroad must be legalised or bear an apostille, depending on the country whence they originated. For Korean documents, please make contact with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and trade www.0404.go.kr(02-2100-7500) to obtain Apostille. A personal appearance is requested.
Please request your student visa at least three weeks prior to your intended departure date The normal processing time for this type of visa is one week. For non Korean citizens, the processing time may be considerably longer.