The Embassy of Belgium in Vietnam opens a a centre for receiving visa applications to European countries in Da Nang city. (Photo: tuoitre.vn)

Da Nang (VNA) – The Embassy of Belgium in Vietnam held a ceremony to open a centre for receiving visa applications to European countries, including Belgium, Germany and Italy, in the central city of Da Nang on March 22.

The centre is located at the ACB Building in Phuoc Ninh ward of the city’s Hai Chau district, and scheduled to begin official operation on March 25.

A representative of the Belgian Embassy said the number of Schengen visa applications in Vietnam has risen significantly over the years, attributable to the country’s rapid economic growth as well as increasing demand for business trips and travelling.

The centre is expected to facilitate visa applications to Belgium, Germany and Italy by people in Da Nang and surrounding areas. It will provide information on visa procedures and other services such as application status announcement via text message, translation and delivery.

More information on services provided by the centre can be found at the website: https://www.vfsglobal.com/Belgium/Vietnam/ (English) or https://www.vfsglobal.com/Belgium/Vietnam/Vietnamese/index.html (Vietnamese). -VNA