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Brussels Regional Public Service

Impact of Covid-19 on the work permits

As part of the COVID-19 measures, we invite you to send your questions about single permits and work permits for employees, or professional cards to the following email address: We will provide a quick answer, by email or, if necessary, by telephone. (Our counters are closed.)


Please note:

  • Since 01/06/2021, applications for a single permit of limited duration must be submitted via the one stop shop "Working in Belgium"!
  • Only applications for a work permit B and applications for a single permit of unlimited duration must still be sent by e-mail according to the procedure below:
    • Scan the documents after signing them and make sure the scans are readable
    • Save all annexes in PDF format (one or more files)
    • E-mail address:
    • Subject of the e-mail: APPLICATION
    • Attach the annexes - maximum 20 MB per application
    • Keep the originals
    • Please do NOT secure the PDF files using a password

(All information and forms are available on our website)


Attention: our counters at CCN are closed until further notice!

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Frequently asked questions

  • The Immigration Service recalls that a third-country national who cannot leave Belgium for reasons of force majeure (quarantine, flight cancellation, closure of a border, etc.) can apply for an authorization to extend his stay, based on "short stay". Click for more info...

  • If all legal conditions are met and the conditions for employing a foreign employee are respected, the employer can apply for employment and work permit B on the basis of the employee's short stay for a period of up to 90 days. This permission will be limited to the validity of the short stay with a maximum of 90 days.

  • Provided there is a clear motivation for the renewal application or annual audit, we will be flexible with regard to the annual salary scales and take into account the current exceptional situation. Certain supporting documents (R.V.A./O.N.E.M attestation) can be added.

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