Passport of Belgium
The passport of Belgium is a document that proves that a person has a citizenship of Belgium. If you apply for a residency programme with the aim of getting a citizenship, acquiring a passport is one of your primary aims.
Belgium's passport is considered to be the 19th strongest passport out of 199 passports of the world. The holders of the passport can enter 125 countries with no visa requirements and in 41 jursidictions they would receive a visa on arrival. In 32 countries, the holder of the passport would still need a visa. This makes the passport of Belgium (and, by default, Belgium's citizenship) stronger than 90% of the world's citizenships.
The passport is valid for 5 to 10 years. There is also an electronic, machine-readable version of the document. In Belgium it is issued by Communes, whereas in other countries the issuing authority is Belgian embassies and consulates. The passport of the current format is rather old. It has been in use for 8 years, since 1 May 2014.
The position of Belgium's passport in the worldwide travel/identity document rating is as follows:
- 17. Singapore passport - visa free/on arrival to 166 countries
- 18. France passport - visa free/on arrival to 166 countries
- 19. Belgium passport - visa free/on arrival to 166 countries
- 20. Malta passport - visa free/on arrival to 166 countries
- 21. Greece passport - visa free/on arrival to 166 countries
The fee for acquiring the Belgium's passport is USD 73, or approximately EUR 66 (this may vary in specific circumstances).
Get a passport
If you are interested in getting this or an EU passport, acquiring a residency permit is the first step. This is because one is almost always required to be residing in a country for some time before one can apply for a citizenship. So get acquainted with our residence permit services and start your journey to citizenship now.