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Financial Sponsorship


  • General guidelines
  • Required documents
  • Processing time
  • Rates

General guidelines

  • The engagement of financial sponsorship requires a PERSONAL visit, based on a prior appointment to the Embassy in Oslo.
  • The engagement of financial sponsorship is to be signed by, and only by, the  Ambassador or, in his/her absence, his/her appointed replacement. Therefore, in the event of a visit without appointment, the Embassy reserves itself the right to refuse this service.
  • Whilst the document itself is free of charge, your signature, as a sponsor, needs to be legalized. The legalization of your signature comes at a consular tax (See rates).
  • The student will require the original, legalized sponsorship document as part of his/her visa application. It’s the sponsor’s own responsibility to deliver the document to the student.

Required documents

  • Form annex 32
    Important: The document can only be signed at  the Embassy. If you sign the document before your appointment, you’ll have to fill in a new version.
  • Original certified copy of the student’s passport. The student is to present his/her passport to his respective authorities for a certified copy. This certified copy in its original form needs to be presented at the Embassy.

    Scans or copies of the certified copy will not be accepted.

  • Salary slips covering the last three months before your appointment
  • If the financial sponsorship concerns a student, proof of admission to a Belgian educational institution
  • As a sponsor you need to present your passport

Processing time

Assuming your application is complete, the legalized document will be, after being signed and legalized, returned to you immediately. Appointments depend on the availability of the Ambassador or his/her appointed replacement.


A listing of our rates and methods of payment is available here.