Belgium – Minimum Base Salary to Increase in Flanders

Posted on October 20, 2017

  Beginning January 1, 2018, the minimum base salary will increase in Flanders.  The minimum base salary in Wallonia and Brussels will also increase in January 2018 but the figures have not yet been released. The minimum base salary will… Read more »


Belgium – LIMOSA Declaration

Posted on September 25, 2017

  The Act of December 11, 2016 implementing the EU Directive 2014/67/EU regarding assignments has changed the process of the LIMOSA declaration as to the types of documents to be asked for and the person to liaise with. The Belgian… Read more »


Belgium – Short Term ICT Enforced in Belgium

Posted on August 28, 2017

The European Union Intracompany Transferee (EU ICT) Directive was implemented in 2014 to better streamline the admission criteria for ICT transfers to the EU (excluding Denmark, Ireland, and the United Kingdom). The deadline to implement the law was November 29,… Read more »


Belgium – Residence Administration Fee Increased, Extended to Renewals

Posted on August 28, 2017

Effective March 1, 2017, the Belgian federal government has increased the mandatory administrative fee for first-time residence permit and long-term D visa applications. In addition, a new law allows municipalities to charge an administrative fee also for renewal, extension, or… Read more »


Belgium – Update on Integration Act

Posted on August 28, 2017

As previously mentioned, the Belgian parliament approved a new Act, which imposed integration efforts on some foreigners who want to reside in Belgium for more than 3 months.  The Act was published in the Belgian Official Journal of January 16,… Read more »


Belgium – Immigration Updates – Passenger Name Act, Newcomers Statement, and Integration Obligation

Posted on August 28, 2017

Belgium – Immigration Updates – Passenger Name Act, Newcomers Statement, and Integration Obligation Belgium has implemented new policies that have not yet taken effect. A passenger name record will be required for all passengers in transport sectors, as well as… Read more »


Belgium – Increased Focus on Integration Efforts

Posted on December 16, 2016

The Belgian parliament has approved a new Act, which imposes integration efforts on some foreigners who want to reside in Belgium for more than 3 months. The new Act has not yet been published in the Belgian Official Journal. There… Read more »


Belgium – 2017 Minimum Salary Increases for Work Permits

Posted on December 2, 2016

As previously reported, the Belgian government has announced a slight increase in the minimum salary requirements for Type B work permits and Blue Cards from January 1, 2017. The minimum annual salary for Blue Card applicants is now confirmed and… Read more »


Belgium – Salary Threshold for 2017 Announced for Flanders

Posted on November 18, 2016

A number of Belgium work permits specify a minimum salary threshold required to qualify for a position.  The following new salary thresholds, effective January 1, 2017, have been confirmed by the Flanders authorities: Highly skilled work permits: 40,124 Euro, up… Read more »


Belgium – Proposed Increase in Levy

Posted on October 24, 2016

On March 2, 2015, Belgium introduced a mandatory “contribution to cover the administrative costs” with regard to first requests for residence authorization, such as, visa D applications, by foreigners.  Work permit holders must pay a levy, amounting to 215 €,… Read more »