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Brussels Regional Public Service

Access to employment for Ukrainian nationals

11 March 2022

Ukrainians who reside in Belgium under the temporary protection have unlimited access to the labor market as employees.

As a result of the current conflict situation, Ukrainian nationals may be granted temporary protection in Belgium. Ukrainians who reside in Belgium under such temporary protection have unlimited access to the labor market as employees (see entry on their electronic residence card: "Labor market: unlimited").

This means that (unlike other non-EU nationals) they do not have to obtain admission to work through an employer. So their employers do not have to apply for a "single permit" from Brussels Economy and Employment.

Attention: Ukrainian nationals who want to set up as self-employed in the Brussels Capital Region must (still) apply for a professional card

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