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Work permit application

Au pair

(art. 9,14 royal decree dated 9 June 1999)


Before hiring an au pair of non-European nationality, you need to obtain an authorisation. Thereto, you need to submit the following documents:

  1. Form
     Authorisation application to employ a foreign au pair (in French or in Dutch)
  2. Au pair placement contract (in French or in Dutch)
  3. Medical certificate for a foreign worker, in accordance with article 14 of the royal decree dated 9 June 1999 (in French or in Dutch)
  4. Other required documents

What is the procedure?

Procedure work permit

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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