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BELGIUM: Further Measures to Mitigate Single Permit Processing Delays

February 25, 2020

The Belgian authorities have taken further steps to decrease application processing times for the single permit, and to avoid lapses in work authorization due to the slower processing of the residence authorization.

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BELGIUM: Increased Minimum Salary Thresholds for 2020

December 3, 2019

Effective 1 January 2020, minimum gross annual salary levels for foreign employees will be increased in the three Belgian regions.

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BELGIUM: Some Historical Residence Fees Can Be Reclaimed

October 24, 2019

The Belgian Council of State has annulled two Royal Decrees that lay down the payment of residence administrative fees.

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BELGIUM – Measures to Mitigate Single Permit Processing Delays

June 24, 2019

The Belgian authorities have taken steps to decrease application processing times for the new single permit.

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BELGIUM: Single Permit Implemented 1 January 2019

January 2, 2019

The Single Permit Directive (2011/98/EU) has been implemented in Belgium, effective 1 Jan 2019, meanwhile, the Flanders region has prepared its own work permit legislation, effective 1 Jan 2019. The EU intra-company transfer directive (2014/66/EU) is not expected to be implemented until May 2019.

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BELGIUM: Transposition of EU Directives – State of Play

October 25, 2018

On 19 October 2018, the Council of Ministers approved a draft royal decree on the issuance of single permits. This represents the last major piece of legislation to fully implement the Single Permit Directive (2011/98/EU).

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BELGIUM: 2019 Minimum Salary Increases for Work Permits

October 19, 2018

The Belgian government has announced a slight increase in the minimum salary requirements for Type B work permits.

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BELGIUM: Modified Notification Requirements for Posting Workers

September 28, 2017

Effective 1st October 2017, companies posting workers to Belgium must use the LIMOSA declaration – the existing system of notifying the Belgian labour authorities of postings – to notify the Belgian authorities of the nature of the services being carried out, and to appoint their liaison officer. What exactly is required? A Royal Decree of 14th September […]

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BELGIUM: Residence Administration Fee Increased, Extended to Renewals

March 3, 2017

Effective 1st March 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 replacement residence permit applications. The fee for work permit holders has increased to 350 EUR […]

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BELGIUM: Integration Law Takes Effect

February 10, 2017

From 26th January 2017, a new law requires certain residence permit applicants to submit a signed “newcomers statement” in support of their application and to provide evidence of their integration efforts in order to maintain or renew their residency status. Who is Affected? The new rules apply to third country (non-EU/EEA) foreign national workers, as […]

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