Belgium today opened its Visa Application Centre here and said that it would soon open a Consulate General, to cater to travellers from south India.
“We recognise the importance to open Visa Application Centres in Southern India. We strive to return passports within three working days. Next steps are the opening of a Consulate General in Chennai,” KarlBSE 0.00 % Van den Bossche, Consul General of Belgium in Mumbai said.
In 2012 alone, the Belgian Consulate in Mumbai received over 34,000 visa applications from travellers in southern and western parts of the country.
The Belgian envoy further said that a large business delegation headed by H R H Prince Philippe, Crown Prince of Belgium would visit New Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai during November 23-29 this year.
April 16, 2013