How can I reunite with my partner?

Here are successful stories from couples separated by travel bans
These stories are individual experiences, not official guidelines

Emran and Evelien

Iran to Belgium


Third Country ?


Doha, Qatar

Travelled on

December 18, 2020

  Covid test required  
  Mandatory quarantine  
  Proof of relationship     VISA     Proof of employment in UK     Copy of partner's passport  

Documents required:

- Before travel: visa application trough VFS (which was not possible at first, the possibility of essential travel had to be pointed out to Belgian embassy first..). Proof of income, job, etc and also proof of relationship trough travel documents, hotel/Airbnb reservations, screenshots,...

- Before entering the airplane: lots of questions asked by Qatar Airways, despite the visa and essential travel document issued by Belgian embassy in Teheran. They asked for passport copy of Belgian partner. The whole process of checking the documents took a lot of time, and I almost missed my flight because of this. Go to the airport early!!

After that, in Doha or Belgium, travel was easy, no more issues.

Lots of work but totally worth it ! <3

Emran and Evelien