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Brussels Regional Public Service

Intern with a private employer

They are pursuing a course of study leading to a higher education diploma or certificate or they hold a higher education diploma or certificate obtained in the two years preceding the submission of the application. They have come to do a traineeship in Belgium for 6 months, in the same field and the same level of qualification as their diploma / certificate. This internship may be remunerated without it being mandatory. 

(art. 9, 5° Royal Decree 09/06/1999))

If the non-EU worker comes to do a traineeship in a company, the type of authorisation to request varies according to the duration of the employment in Belgium. 

The trainee will work in the Brussels-Capital Region for more than 90 days and up to six months

Apply for a single permit

The trainee will work in the Brussels-Capital Region for a maximum of 90 days

Apply for a work permit

(In case of successive jobs without any interruption, the previous periods are taken into account to calculate the 90 days. If the 90 days are exceeded, see procedure single permit.)

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