Immigration in Belgium

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Passport and Visa Requirements

Passport and Visa Service
All information on the website of the Belgium Ministry of Foreign Affairs
For Further Information
All Belgium embassies abroad
For visa requirements and health advices based on your personal details and itinerary, check IATA Travel Website.

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Taxes and Restrictions On Persons When Going Through Customs

Taxation On Persons
200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 50 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco
1 liter of spirits over 22 % vol. or 2 liters of fortified wine or sparkling wine
2 liters of still wine
50 Grams
Foreign Currency
No limit.
Obligatory Declaration of Foreign Currency
Above 10 000 EUR or its equivalent.
Local Currency
No limit.
Obligatory Declaration of Local Currency
Above 10 000 EUR or its equivalent.
How to Refund Consumption Tax
Go to customer service in each shop and fill out the VAT refund form. Keep all the forms and go to Customs to show them together with the goods. Money is refunded generally within 1 year of purchase. For further information, consult the pages of the European Commission Taxation and Customs Union website.
Other Requirements
Travellers holding a valid ticket for a destination outside the EU (and certain areas within the EU, such as the Canary Islands ) can buy goods free of duty and tax in so-called "tax-free shops" in airports and ports. There are no limits as to the quantity or value of the goods that can be purchased duty and tax free. Travellers should, however, bear in mind that the importation of these goods in the country of destination will be subject to duty and tax allowances, similar to those applying to travellers that enter the EU from a non Member State.

At the European level, transporting cash in hand baggage on airplanes is subject to regulations. For further information, click here.

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