Web Page:
US Embassy Brussels, Belgium
American Embassy, consular section
Regentlaan 25/boulevard du régent 25
1000 Brussels
Phone number:

Automated Visa Information Service: 0903 99 980 (1.1155 €/minute; 24 hrs): Not helpful
A real person: 02/508.21.11, but they might transfer you to another machine

Fax number:
The Embassy’s fax number is 02/511.27.25.
The Consular Section’s fax number is 02/513.04.09
Working hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
Opening Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 to 12 a.m.
Closed on U.S. and Belgian Holidays
Best way to contact embassy:

Probably email (they didn't have this when I was going through there, and I had the hardest time contacting them)

Approx. waiting time for interview date from when NVC sends package to Embassy:
If you have all your documents ready or almost ready, and you get your medical scheduled soon, it will be little over a month.
Packet 3:
Packet 3 contains:
DS-230 part I
Photo spec sheet + addresses of photographers
Medical questionnaire
Addresses of doctors for medical (3, one in Brussels, one in Antwerp, one in Luxembourg)
Instructions for obtaining Police Certificate and Military Certificate
Letter to send to ministry of justice to request 'police record'
Payment slip
Packet 4:
Packet 4 contains:
Appointment Letter
What forms should be send back to the Embassy:
DS-230 part I
What other documents are needed for the interview:

- Birth certificate: Go to the city hall/discrict house of either the city you live in, or the city you were born in. Cost is €6.50
- Police certificate: There will be a letter in your packet 3 you can send, but if you don't want to wait for that, you can write your own letter to
Ministerie van Justitie/Ministère de la Justice
Strafregister/Casier Judiciaire
Waterloolaan/Boulevard de Waterloo 518
1000 Brussels

The letter should have your name, date and place of birth, and address, and your request for TWO copies of your Belgian police certificate (Uittreksels van het Strafregister/extraits de Casier Judiciaire)
The embassy will probably take only one copy, but you need to request two. They will send it to you for free in two or three days.

Template looks like this:

(Date, address of US embassy and Ministry of Justice at the top)

Ik, ondergetekende/Je, soussigné(e)/I, undersigned,

FAMILLIENAAM/NOM DE FAMILLE/SURNAME (meisjesnaam indien gehuwd/nom de jeune fille si marieé/maiden name for married women):

wenst hierbij een aanvraag in te dienen tot het verkrijgen van twee Uittreksels van het Strafregister. Deze documenten zijn bestemd voor mijn immigratieaanvraag voor de Verenigde Staten/sollicite l'obtention de deux Extraits de Casier Judiciaire. Ces documents sont destinés pour mon dossier d'immigration pour les Etats-Unis/hereby would like to request two copies of the Belgian Police Certificate. These documents are to be included in my immigration application for the United States.



- Proof of payment
- divorce/death certificates if necessary
- Military certificate: The Belgian Military Certificate (Certificat de Militie/Militiegetuigschrift) can be obtained through the Service Milice/Dienst Militie of the local town hall authorities. Persons who were exempted from military service as well as persons who benefit from the new legislation suspending the military service also need to present this certificate.

DCF (Direct Consular Filling)
For all or only for US citizen who is lawfully resident in your country
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend the interivew
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"

85 Euro. But no details provided of how to pay (bank account number or so).. I will pay it by postal money order to "American Embassy-consular section, Regentlaan 25, 1000 Brussel" and bring a copy of the payslip to the interview

Does Embassy schedule interview day or is it walk-in:
Visa issued same day:


If not whats the waiting period:
Is the Medical exam same day as interview:
Cost of Medical Exam:
More expensive than a normal doctor's visit, but the good news is that you'll get the green slips for the mutualiteit/mutualité, so you will get money back.
€37 for the doctor's visit
€25 for the blood test
€25 for the X rays
extra for shots if you have to have them

Consultation: Brussels €37, Antwerp €37, Luxembourg €37
X-rays: Brussels €30, Antwerp €25, Luxembourg €30
Laboratory: Brussels €16, Antwerp €25, Luxembourg €16
Total: Brussels: €83, Antwerp €87, Luxembourg €119

Diphteria, tetanus, and pertussis and polio (Tetravac): €20,72
Tetanus, diphteria pro adulto: €3,05
Polio IPV (Imova) €3,59
Measles, rubella and mumps: €18,79
Hepatitis B Junior: €15,47
Hepatitis B Pro Adulto: €30,47
Haemofilus influenza type B: €18,49
Varicella: €45,07
Pneumoccocal: €17,92
Influenza: €9,05

List of doctors:
Dr. Kaesemans
Dr. Jean Degreef
Centre Medical Meiser
Boulevard Leopold III no. 5
1030 Brussels

Dr. Wildiers
Verversui 34
2000 Antwerp

Dr. Jean Koppes
Dr. Sonja Adam-Becker
29 Rue Alphonse München
L-2172 Luxembourg
ADIT or passport photos for the interview:
5x5 cm / 2 by 2" full face
How many?
ADIT or passport photos for the Medical Exam:
ADIT photos required
How many?
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview:
Not too long a wait to first give your paperwork, then about an hour or so wait for the consul After the interview less than half an hour for the visa
Vaccination requirements:

Mumps, measles, rubella, polio, tetanus, diphteria, pertussis, hepatitis B, varicella, haemophilus influenzae type B. For people over 60 there is also an influeza shot.

Cheap and good hotels near the embassy:
I don't think many people will need a hotel, but if you do ... http://www.ebrusselshotels.com/
Latest related interviews:
Additional Info:
To obtain a police certificate (from the Justice Ministry)
New address:
5-8 avenue de la Porte de Hal / Hallepoortlaan 5-8
1060 Brussel / Bruxelles