Belgian Embassy in United States
1430 K Street, N.W., suite 101 Washington, D.C. 20005
Tel.: +1 202 333 69 00
Fax.: +1 202 338 49 60 (Administrative)
Tel.: +1 202 352 64 28 (Only for Belgian citizens in an emergency situation)
For all visa questions: Washington.Visa@diplobel.fed.be
For all non-visa related matters: Washington@diplobel.fed.be
To apply for admission into the United States under the Visa Waiver Program, the traveler must meet each of the following conditions:
You must have a valid electronic passport issued by the participating country and be a citizen (not only a resident) of that country. Electronic passports show the symbol on the cover, indicating that the passport contains an electronic chip.
Log onto the official ESTA website https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov and obtain an electronic ESTA travel authorization. ESTA is a fully-automated, internet-based electronic system for screening passengers before they begin travel to the U.S. ESTA is mandatory for travelers from Visa Waiver countries such as Belgium.
Please obtain this electronic travel authorization (ESTA) before you make any travel arrangements (max. 90 days or less for tourism, business or transit).
The only US-government approved ESTA website is https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov
If you have traveled to or been present in Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Yemen, Somalia or Syria on or after March 1, 2011, you need to have a visa.
For further information, please visit the US Embassy’s website: