Application for an authorization of unlimited duration "in the frame of an exemption"
Long-term resident after twelve months of effective and uninterrupted employment in a shortage occupation
(art. 2,35 royal decree 09/06/1999)
If you are in the conditions for an authorization of unlimited duration "in the frame of an exemption" :
- Prepare the necessary annexes (.pdf)
- Fill in an application for a single permit via the digital counter "Working in Belgium"
In this case, it is the non-EU worker as a "citizen" who applies for a single permit.
What is the procedure?
The procedure takes four months at most from the moment Brussels Economy and Employment has the complete file until the single permit is delivered / the rejection is notified.