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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)



Please submit the following documents: 

  1. Form
     Application form for an exemption of an employment permit of unlimited duration for a worker of foreign nationality who is a long-term resident in another EU country, after effectively working for twelve months (in French or in Dutch
  2. Other required documents

    In this case, it is the foreign national who applies for a single permit.

What is the procedure?

The procedure requires a maximum of 90 days between the time the application is complete with Brussels Economy and Employment, and the issuance of the work permit/the notification of refusal.

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