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D Visa for Students - Ballet School*1

Minimum stay of 91 days 

Please read the important notes on the bottom of the page carefully before lodging your application. 

List of supporting documents

Please prepare 1 set of originals and  2 sets of copies in the order mentioned below. 

 

DOCUMENT

TYPE

COMMENT

1

Visa Application Form  

2 originals 

  • Printed from  VOW
  • Signed and dated
  • Do not use a hyphen (-) to input your telephone number in VOW; this could result in an error in the system.

2

Passport 

1 original 

2 copies of the data page

  • Issued less than 10 years ago
  • Valid for at least more than 3 months beyond the validity of the requested visa.
  • With a minimum of 3 consecutive blank pages with the mention ‘visa’ available (for affixing the visa sticker)
  • Undamaged

3

Recent passport photos 

3 originals 

  • Conform to  ICAO standards 
  • 1 photo to be attached on each application form 
  • 1 photo to be submitted separately

4

Valid Japanese resident card

1 original 

2 copies of the front and back 

  • Only for non-Japanese applicants 

5

Certificate of criminal 

record  

1 original

  • Only required for applicants who are 18 years old  or older on the day of the visa application appointment
  • See the directions

6

Medical certificate

1 original

+

2 copies

 

7

Admission letter  

1 original

+

2 copies

  • If you cannot provide the original admission letter, please ask the accepting school to send the digital copy to tokyo.visa@diplobel.fed.be, and bring 2 printed-out copies on the day of your visa appointment.  

8

Certificate of enrollment 

1 original

+

2 copies

  • If you are currently attending school

9

Transcript of the last year of study

1 original

+

2 copies

 

10

Certificate of graduation 

1 original

+

2 copies

  • From the last school attended and completed 

11

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

1 original

+

2 copies

 

12

Proof of sufficient knowledge of the language in which the lessons are given

1 original

+

2 copies

  • Certificate from the secondary school which issued the diploma indicating the number of hours of lessons taken per week in this language and the results obtained;

OR

  • Attestation of an internationally recognized test of this language (e.g. TOEFL for English)

OR

  • Certificate issued after additional training in this language.

13

Motivation letter 

1 original

+

2 copies

  • A precise description of the courses and an explanation of the difference from the courses given in this subject in the country of origin;

14

Recommendation letter 

1 original

+

2 copies

  • Delivered by the Japan Ballet Association or the applicant’s ballet teacher

15

Questionnaire

1 original

+

2 copies

 

 

16

Parental authorization

1 original

+

2 copies

  • Required for applicants under 18 years old *2 

17

Proof of sufficient means

1 original

+

2 copies

  • A grant or scholarship (min. €670 per month)

OR

  • Certificate of a blocked account; for information in detail, please see below*3, 
  • If you cannot provide the certificate of blocked account, please ask the accepting school to send a digital copy to tokyo.visa@diplobel.fed.be, and bring 2 printed-out copies on the day of your visa appointment.  

OR

  • A pledge of financial support of the  student (for information in detail, please see below*4)  

18

Proof of payment of the visa administration fee to the Belgian Immigration Office

1 original

+

2 copies

  • Only if the applicant is 18 years old or older
  • To be paid to the Belgian Immigration Office. For detailed information (amount, remittance, exemptions, special cases, etc.), check the directions

19

Language form 

1 original 

2 copies 

  • In French, Dutch or German
  • Choose one of the forms and indicate your language preference (or no preference). The option you choose will be used by the Belgian Home Office to communicate its decision regarding your visa application. There is no English version of this document. 
 

Visa fee

Exact amount to be paid in cash at the visa desk.

Free of charge for Japanese, Moroccan, Israeli, Turkish, and San Marino nationals.

Click here for detailed information on prices and exemptions 

 

*1 Ballet School 

Royal Ballet School Antwerp, Brussels International Ballet School

If the school is not listed above, please send an e-mail to tokyo.visa@diplobel.fed.be with the name of the school in Belgium and any other relevant information. 

*2 Letter of parental authorization

*3 Blocked Account

A blocked account can be created by paying a sum of money into a bank account specified by the establishment of education where the student is registered or admitted to register. Certain schools demand that students pay into a bank account an amount enough to cover the first year of study. This sum is then repaid, in monthly installments, into the account opened by the student after his/her arrival in Belgium. The student then receives an attestation from the establishment of education relating to the payment of the sum in question and the payment, in monthly installments, of an amount at least equal to 670 EUR, or proof of income generated by the pursuit of a paid activity. A student is authorized to pursue a paid activity outside the time normally devoted to studying, provided that the said activity is ancillary. In any event, the student must establish that the said paid activity is indeed an ancillary activity pursued during his free time and that it is being pursued legally.

*4 Pledge of financial support of the student:  Bijlage 32/Annexe 32

The financial support declaration (Bijlage32 - Dutch/Annexe32 - French) must be signed by the applicant’s sponsor (one person only). The declaration will guarantee payment of travel, living, educational, medical, and repatriation expenses. This form needs to be completed in the language of the school you will be attending (Dutch or French).

The following bilingual copy of this document is there for your convenience, but please note that you have to fill out the Dutch-only or French-only copy and that you cannot fill out the bilingual copy!  Dutch/English - French/English Translation

If the sponsor resides in Belgium: 

This document (Dutch or French) may be obtained by the sponsor from his/her municipal authorities in Belgium. 

If the sponsor does not reside in Belgium: 

If the sponsor does not reside in Belgium, he/she may request the document from the embassy or consulate responsible for his/her country of residence.  

If the sponsor resides in Japan: 

In Japan, the sponsor is requested to present him/herself to the Embassy of Belgium in Tokyo at the same time as the student's visa application. The sponsor who signs this pledge of financial support must have adequate means of subsistence and stand surety for any costs incurred by the student in terms of health treatment, residence in Belgium and repatriation, for at least one academic year. The guarantor must have a regular income.
This means at least 1.330,74 euro (NET/per month) to cover his/her own expenses +  679 euro (NET/per month) for the student + 150 euro (NET/per month) for each of his/her dependents, both members of his/her own family and those of the student. The sponsor is requested to present him/herself at the Embassy of Belgium in Tokyo at the same time of visa application (if the sponsor is a resident in Japan) with the following documents: 

If the sponsor is working for an organization and receiving salary:

If the sponsor is independent or a freelancer: 

IMPORTANT  NOTES

(In)complete documents

Language

Financial proof

Preparation of the application file

               1 original application form +1 set of copies of other documents listed above

                             and

               1 original application form +1 set of copies of other documents listed above

                and

               1 set of original documents listed above