Work permit application
Highly qualified seconded worker / Seconded director - maximum 90 days in Belgium
(art. 9,6 and 9,7 royal decree 9 June 1999)
If the duration of the employment in Belgium is of maximum 90 days (in case of successive and uninterrupted jobs, the previous periods are taken into account to calculate the 90 days), you need to submit the following documents:
Authorisation application to employ a foreign worker for maximum 90 days - Employer abroad (in French or in Dutch)
- Medical certificate for a foreign worker, in accordance with article 14 of the royal decree dated 9 June 1999 (in French or in Dutch)
- Other required documents
This concerns you if the yearly remuneration of the worker exceeds the following amount should you file your application in 2022:
- director: 73.570 euros (seconded: 6.130,83 € x 12 ; NSSO in Belgium: 5.285,20 € x 13,92),
- highly qualified worker: 44.097 euros (seconded: 3.674,75 x 12 ; NSSO in Belgium: 3.167,89 € x 13,92).
Should you file your application in 2023:
- director: 78.704 euros (seconded: 6.558,70 euros x 12 ; NSSO in Belgium: 5.654,05 euros x 13,92),
- highly qualified worker: 47.174 euros (seconded: 3.931,17 euros x 12 ; NSSO in Belgium: 3.388,94 euros x 13,92).
Please note, if the renewal of an authorisation entails total employment of more than 90 days, you must apply for a permit via the single procedure - and not a work 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.