Belgium Work Permit


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Overseas professionals who wish to work in Belgium as employees with an employment contract must hold a Belgium Work Permit. This does not apply to nationals of the Member States of the European Economic Area and Swiss nationals.

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Types of Belgium Work Permit

There are three different types of work permit:

Work permit type A is valid for all salaried professions and all employers, for an unlimited period

An A permit is an unlimited type of permit. It allows a candidate to be employed by any Belgian employer for an unrestricted duration. An A Permit is granted to the following types of applicant

  • Spouse of foreign nationals with Type A permit
  • Belgian national’s non-EU spouse
  • The non-EU spouse of an EU national, who is legally a Belgian resident
  • Any foreigner who has legally and continuously resided in Belgium for at least five years

Work permit type B is only valid for one employer for a period of one year

It’s a renewal permit. If the candidate changes his job (and thus, his employer also changes), the new employer must file a new B permit on the candidate’s behalf. When a candidate has resided and worked in Belgium for at least five years on the same B permit and has had his B permit renewed for four or more times, he can easily obtain an unlimited A permit.

Work permit type C is valid for all salaried professions and all employers, for a limited period. It is a non-renewal type of permit issued with only a year’s validity. It entitles the applicant to work for a number of Belgian employers. It is granted to domestic, agricultural and seasonal workers.

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Eligibility Criteria for Belgium Work Permit

  • Visa applicant should have a valid employment offer letter from a Belgian employer
  • Candidate should be a highly skilled professional with monthly salary more than 1670 Euros
  • Candidate needs to have required educational qualifications and work experience to hold a high level position for which advertising is not required
  • Candidate for Assignment Permit should have an experience of minimum 6-12 months with the service provider
  • For candidates who work with a foreign company that offers services to a Belgian firm, a valid copy of employment contract between the Belgian and the foreign companies must be submitted. The Belgian company has to take the responsibility of payment of candidate’s all taxes and social security.

Note: The foreign company should not be a recruitment company.

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Documents Required

  • Passport with validity of more than 12 months
  • Original work permit/training permit obtained by the Belgium-based employer, or his representative, from the regional employment service which covers the employer’s place of business
  • An invitation letter from the Belgian company or a dispatch letter from the company in India providing additional information about the goal of the trip
  • Medical certificate
  • Certificate to prove that you don’t have any criminal record (PCC)

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  • Work and stay in Belgium for the total period of employment contract
  • Family members can accompany
  • Travel anywhere in Belgium

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Visa Fee & Processing Time

Visa fee of 180 Euros

Processing time: 15 Calendar Days after application is consider admissible. In individual cases, where further scrutiny of the application is needed by the Immigration department in Brussels, the deadline may be extended up to a maximum of 6 months after the application has been considered admissible.

Disclaimer: Embassy charges are subjected to change without prior notice. Please confirm before submitting the application.

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Opulentus Fees, Costs & Refund Policy

Our service fee is Competitive & among the best you will find in the industry. At any given time, our state of the art Processing Centre is processing over 5000 active cases from across the world. Our processes are standard & Process Consultants are the best in the world.

Our Prices are standard across all our offices. We guarantee that other than company offers & promotions, you will not be quoted a higher price & eventually pay a lower price. Prices are determined by the company & are fixed for all clients, offices & cases. You know you are paying the right price – the same as all our 10000+ clients around the world.

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Opulentus Services

Opulentus offers advice and guidance for best possible documentation. We assist and guide you at each step till you get your visa.

  • Expert advice on complete process stage wise
  • Visa documentation*
  • Provide you the document checklist stage-wise and assisting you with the requisites and the alternatives upon receiving the signed service agreement copy
  • Provide documents samples and assist you with inputs wherever necessary
  • Corresponding with the department, on your behalf, if required
  • Post landing, traveling and settling assistance

*Documentation service differs from country to country. Please refer your Service Agreement for further details.

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Post Landing & Resettlement Services

Once the client receives his/her Belgium Work Permit, we offer post landing and resettlement services. Our post landing and resettlement assistance includes:

  • Accommodation and travel assistance (if required at extra cost)
  • Pick up at Airport – extra charges
  • Information on work environment and lifestyle

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Country Profile

Belgium is the founder of European Union. From immigration point of view, Belgium is a beautiful country where one can find great and diverse cultures, linguistic and communities. Belgium has a stable political and economic environment. People of Belgium have a high standard of living and enjoy world class healthcare and education facilities.

Belgium has a shortage of IT, Management, Health care and other professionals, thus Belgian government readily accepts immigration applications of highly skilled and experienced professionals.


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