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 »

Belgium – Single Permit Procedure soon to be Implemented

Posted on October 1, 2018

The delay in implementing the single permit application for a combined work and residence permit for more than 4 years is now expected to be introduced by November 1, 2018.  Employers will be able to apply for both the work… Read more »

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 »