Belgium- Belgium Announces Changes to Business Immigration in 2023

Posted on June 14, 2023

 Third-country nationals who wish to work in Belgium for over ninety days must obtain a permit that authorizes both work and residency. Most applications must be filed from outside the country, though ‘fast track’ requests can sometimes be submitted while… Read more »

Belgium- 2023 Salary Threshold

Posted on October 25, 2022

Belgium’s new salary thresholds have been released and are required not only to obtain new permits for employment in Belgium as of 2023 but also for the continuation of current employment in Belgium.  The salary must meet the new thresholds… Read more »

Belgium – Chennai Consulate Closed

Posted on October 12, 2021

The Consulate General of Belgium in Chennai has closed.  The Consulate General of Belgium in Mumbai will take over the jurisdiction for the states Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana. Please contact an immigration specialist if you… Read more »

Belgium – Travel Ban for India

Posted on April 28, 2021

New regulations have been published in the Belgian Official Journal regarding the travel ban from India. The travel ban, which is effective as of April 28, 2021, applies to individuals who were present in Brazil, India, or South-Africa at any… Read more »

Belgium – Increased Minimum Salary Thresholds for 2021

Posted on November 4, 2020

Effective January 1, 2021, increased minimum gross annual salary levels for foreign employees have been announced for the Belgian regions of Brussels and Flanders. Wallonia is expected to publish its new salary scales shortly. The increases are as follows: Brussels… Read more »

Belgium – Entry and Travel Update

Posted on July 8, 2020

At present, the travel restrictions for non-essential travel are still in place.  The Belgian Federal government decided not to re-open the borders for the 15 white-listed countries (Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea,… Read more »

Belgium – Reimbursement of Administrative Fee Possible

Posted on October 22, 2019

On September 11, 2019, the Belgian Council of State annulled two Royal Decrees that lay down the payment of an administrative fee (the first of 16 February 2015 that introduced the administrative fee and the second of 14 February 2017… Read more »

Belgium – Work permit processing delays

Posted on June 21, 2019

Work permits under process for the newly introduced Single Permit have been undergoing long processing delays.  The single permit is a residence permit with confirmation of the right to work, applicable to non-EU nationals seeking to work and reside in… Read more »

Belgium – Single Permit Procedure Implemented

Posted on January 11, 2019

As reported earlier, the Single Permit Procedure has now been implemented, effective January 1, 2019. The single permit is a residence permit with confirmation of the right to work, applicable to non-EU nationals seeking to work and reside in Belgium… Read more »

Belgium – 2019 Minimum Salary Increases for Work Permits

Posted on December 3, 2018

Minimum salary requirements for Type B work permits and Blue Cards will increase from January 1, 2019. Minimum Salary Thresholds The Belgian government annually increases its minimum salary requirements for foreign nationals in line with inflation. The new salary thresholds… Read more »