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Refusal and possibility of appeal

In certain cases, after consultation, the Immigration Service rejects the visa application. In certain cases it is sufficient to reintroduce a new file with additional information and/ or the missing documents.

The decision to reject a visa application may be contested before the Conseil du Contentieux des étrangers/Raad voor Vreemdelingenbetwistingen (art. 39/2 §2 and art. 39/82 of the law of 15 December 1980 on the entry, residence, settlement and expulsion of foreign nationals) by lodging (registered post) an appeal to have the decision suspended and/or annulled.

The action must be brought within 30 days of the contested decision being announced.

UIt has to be sent to:  
Conseil du Contentieux des étrangers/Raad voor Vreemdelingenbetwistingen
Rue Gaucheret 92-94 
B-1030 Brussels 
Belgium

The reason for refusal will never be communicated by phone or email.