Visitor Information


Information everyone should know about entering , parking on base and entering buildings.
Visitors are to ensure their sponsor has submitted a SHAPE Form 550 (Surname, Name Middle Initial, Date of birth, place of birth, Nationality) including vehicle details (Make, model, colour, registration, (Company or Private) including dates of the visit. Ensure relevant areas are included.

Visitors to the 100 area also need a SHAPE Form 69A prepared by their sponsor (Name, Nationality, Company, Security Clearance). Security Clearance to be sent ahead if possible.On arrival at SHAPE: Visitors are to report to the Visitors Centre at the Main Gate and collect their pass (Bring a photo ID).On arrival to the 100 area, visitors are to report to the Police Post in Bldg 101. Meet their sponsor trade and their passport/photo ID in for a Security Pass.

Brussels International Airport

Brussels International Airport web site with information about Arrivals, Departures and more.

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Belgian Rail Services

Mons is well served with rail and road transport links. Direct Trains to and from Brussels Airport run at the following times and take approximately 1 hour. Brussels International Airport to Mons - Departs at 36 minutes past the hour. Mons to Brussels International Airport - Departs at 8 minutes past the hour. Additional trains do run at peak times. The train station is located in the Brussels International Airport (ground floor).

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TAXI Services

Visitors to SHAPE requiring taxi services to SHAPE from their hotel in the MONS area can use the link below.

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Driving Directions to SHAPE

Directions from the airport by automobile: When traveling from the airport to SHAPE by motorway, follow signs to Gand/Ghent to Charleroi (E19) to Bergen/Mons (E19/E42). On E19/E42 to Mons take exit number 23 to SHAPE/Maisieres. Once you exit the motorway, turn right and keep straight. SHAPE is only about 4 or 5 kilometers away.

Driving Directions to NATO HQ

From SHAPE or the South, follow indicators for Brussels Ring (R0) Follow Brussel at Junction 5. You are now on Brussel Ring (R0)Exit Ring at Junction 4 for Evere/Brussel/Autoroute A201 Stay on Autoroute A201 until reaching the traffic lights at the entrance of NATO HQ.


Visitors to SHAPE requiring acommodation in the Mons area.

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Monday, September 16, 2019
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