For chocolate lovers, Belgium is the perfect destination for you. It is just about in every corner of this dainty country that I can hear Tom Hank’s famous line in “Forest Gump” that says “Belgium is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you’re gonna get.” True enough, there is no official language in buying chocolates in Belgium because one can use hand signals across the glass window to purchase this heavenly delight although it is impressive that shopkeepers speak 4 official languages which are Dutch, French, German and English. No one gets tired of this sweet confectionery because just about anywhere one can find decadent chocolate shops in Belgium. These chocolates come in different flavors, sizes, and surprises. It’s a no-brainer that this country ranks 3rd in global consumption of cocoa (primary raw chocolate ingredient) of all the countries in the world in 2008 and 2009.*

Albeit small in geographical size ( it is the 5th smallest country in Europe), do not let this little David fool you because it has Goliaths of tourist spots to offer like: City of canals & 13th- century Belfry in Bruges, Belgian Capital & the headquarters of the European Union in Brussels, Port city with famous Diamond district in Antwerp, River port city with Gravensteen Castle in Ghent and a lot more.

How can I go to Belgium as a tourist?

Filipinos can apply for a Schengen Visa to be able to legally visit Belgium. Schengen Visa is a document issued by proper authorities to the applicant for the purpose of visit/travel to and within the Schengen area.

What are the requirements?
- Passport

- Passport photo

- Completed Visa application form

- Travel Itinerary document (round trip ticket and hotel accommodation)

- Travel Medical insurance worth 300,000 Euro coverage within Belgium and the entire Schengen Area

- Cover letter stating the purpose of travel to Belgium

- Proof of civil status (birth certificate, etc)

- Financial documents proving applicant is capable of financing the entire trip

- No criminal record document/s

- Letter of invitation (if applicable)

Where to apply?

Submit all the pertinent documents along with the filled-out application to the nearest Belgium Consulate/Embassy.

What is the processing time?

Kindly allow 15 business days for the processing of the tourist visa application.

How can SureVisa Manila help me?

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