French visa for Belgian citizens

A visa is NOT required for Belgian passport holders visiting France for a short-term stay: "Freedom of movement ".

Visa requirements:

Visa type Purposes Visa requirements Allowed stay
Tourist visa For Belgian citizens to enter France for a short-term tourism purpose. Not required "Freedom of movement "
Evisa France e-visa for Belgian citizens Not Available
Visa on arrival France visa on arrival for Belgian citizens Not Available

France tourist visa requirements:

  • Holding Belgian passport that is valid for six months beyond the period of the intended stay in France.
  • Proof of onward travel (departure) from France.

If you are looking for France visa information, such as available types of visas, or how to apply from Belgium, we recommend you visit or contact the embassy or consulate of France nearest your place of residence.

  • Brussels: The Embassy of France in Brussels, Belgium (Working hours: Close now. Open in 9 hours 15 minutes)
  • Arlon Belgium: The Consulate of France in Arlon Belgium, Belgium (Working hours: Close now. Open in 9 hours 15 minutes)
  • Liege: The Consulate General of France in Liege, Belgium (Working hours: Close now. Open in 9 hours 15 minutes)
  • Antwerp: The Consulate General of France in Antwerp, Belgium (Working hours: Close now. Open in 9 hours 15 minutes)

France visa applications & requirements (For reference purposes only, please visit the nearest France diplomatic mission offices to Belgium for guidance)

Tourism Statistics Chart

The line chart shows the number of visitors from Belgium traveling to France from 2008 to 2018.

Year Number of visitors (Belgium) estimated Change (%)
2008 5,771,500 N/A
2009 6,009,500 4.12%
2010 6,009,500 0.00%
2011 6,009,500 0.00%
2012 5,831,000 -2.97%
2013 6,188,000 6.12%
2014 5,950,000 -3.85%
2015 6,009,500 1.00%
2016 6,128,500 1.98%
2017 6,069,000 -0.97%
2018 5,771,500 -4.90%

References: UNWTO.org, World Bank and multiple sources. (This data is for informational purposes only. Please see our disclaimer page for more information.)

France & Belgium comparison

France's area is approximately 547,557 km2 (211,412 sq mi), while the area of Belgium is approximately 30,280 km2 (11,691 sq mi). This means Belgium is 18.08 times smaller than France.

As of June 2021, France's population is ~71.8 million people - 57,920,993 more people than the population of Belgium.

We have highlighted France & Belgium’s relative positions on world's map for your reference.

France Belgium Difference
Population (est 2021) 71,843,781 13,922,788 57.9 million more people live in France than Belgium
Number of diplomatic missions abroad (est) 267 104 France has 163 more diplomatic representations abroad compared with Belgium.
Travel freedom (2021) 143 144 France passport holders visit 1 fewer countries and territories without a visa.
Number of foreign missions hosted 479 259 French hosts 220 more foreign missions than Belgium.

Frequently asked questions, answered

How many visitors from Belgium travel to France in one year?

The number of visitors from Belgium visiting France in 2018 was approximately 5,771,500.

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