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The situation of the (potential) employee

Are you exempted or should you request autorisation? Do you need to apply for a work permit or a single permit? How?
Find out by selecting the situation of the (potential) employee below.

Please note the following with regard to a single permit application :

  • If you wish (Belgian employer) or need (foreign employer) to call on a service provider to submit your permit applications :
    you and your representative must follow the procedure for a power of attorney
  • For every application for which a proof of payment of the fee must be included: 
    you can find more information on this fee on the website of the Immigration Office.
  • When Brussels Economy and Employment delivers a work permit, that does not automatically lead to the Immigration Office delivering a single permit. The single permit is only delivered to people meeting the conditions mentioned in articles 61/25-1 and following of the law dated 15/12/1980.

Executive, director, researcher, highly qualified, professor, temporary intra-corporate transfer (ICT), etc.


Other case 

  • Other function, other situation or lower salary than those mentioned above

Minimal remuneration

As a reminder, every worker should be remunerated in accordance with the Belgian legislation (for instance, the competent joint committee), and this remuneration cannot be lower than 1.806,16 € (collective labour agreement no. 43 of the National Labour Council).


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