Belgian citizens who wish to visit Tunisia for short-term stays can do so for periods of up to 90 days visa-free. For longer periods of stay, it is currently necessary to apply for a visa in person from a Tunisian diplomatic office in Belgium.
However, it has been announced that Tunisia will soon implement an electronic visa system for multiple eligible nationalities. It is expected that the eVisa for Tunisia will become available toward the end of 2019 and Belgian nationals may be able to obtain an eVisa in the future.
The electronic visa for Tunisia will be easy to obtain. Applicants will be able to complete a simple online form and pay a fee with a debit or credit card. To travel to Tunisia, Belgian citizens will need a valid passport and their approved eVisa.
Tunisian Visas for Belgian Nationals
Tunisia has different types of visas available depending on the purpose of the trip and length of stay. Currently, it allows citizens of 97 countries to visit its territory for stays of up to 90 days visa-free. Once the electronic visa system is implemented, a list of eligible countries will be announced. It is possible Belgium will be among the eligible countries.
At this time, Belgian nationals need to have a valid passport of at least 6 months upon arrival in Tunisia. If they wish to extend their stay, they must apply for an extension.
A Tunisia Tourist Visa obtained through the eVisa process is, simply, an essential travel authorization that saves the traveler time from making a trip to the embassy to obtain the document in person.
What will Belgians Require for a Tunisia Electronic Visa?
The visa requirements for Belgian citizens traveling to Tunisia with an eVisa are not complex and applicants will simply be required to complete a few simple steps.
It takes just a few minutes to complete the online process, and Belgian travelers will need to meet the following requirements:
- Valid passport (which, as already noted, must be valid for at least six months from the intended date of entry into Tunisia). Essentially, it has to be valid for the entire term of a stay within Tunisia
- A debit or credit card to pay the visa fee
- An email address where the eVisa will be sent
Visa Requirements for Information from Belgium
When completing the eVisa application, Belgian nationals will need to provide basic data: name, address, date of birth, passport information, nationality information, and will have to answer to security questions.
It is hoped that by creating a Tunisia online visa process, it will significantly reduce lines or waiting times at the border and airports.
The Online Application for Belgians Obtaining a Tunisia eVisa
The process of obtaining the Tunisia eVisa for a Belgian traveler is simple and straightforward. However, it is imperative that all sections are completed with accurate information and without any missing details. If there are gaps in data it will cause the application to be returned or rejected.
The process involves:
- Completing the Tunisia Visa Application online
- Paying the visa fee online (this can be paid with any valid credit or debit card)
- Receiving an approved visa via email (the current email address is required)
A Belgian traveler may submit a Tunisia visa application form online whether at home in Belgium or anywhere else in the world, except within Tunisia. Printing a copy of the approved visa is necessary to offer proof of the authorization to enter the country.
The validity of the eVisa will be confirmed once it becomes available. Belgian travelers are advised to check this site for updates on the eVisa for Tunisia.