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Post-doctoral scholar with a scholar grant

If the non-European worker is a post-doctoral scholar, the need for authorisation depends on the duration of the employment in Belgium.

(art. 2,25 royal decree 09/06/1999)

The post-doctoral scholar works in Belgium for more than 90 days and three years at most

Apply for a single permit "in the frame of an exemption"

The post-doctoral scholar works in Belgium for maximum 90 days

You do not need to apply for a work permit from Brussels Economy and Employment to work in Belgium. (exemption by operation of law under Article 2, 25° of the RD of 09/06/1999).

However, you are required to send a completed form to Brussels Economy and Employment (

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