You can apply to stay and work in Belgium as an employed worker if your Belgian employer can prove that no qualified workers could be found on the labour market within a reasonable period of time. In and Wallonia, this general rule does not apply to certain shortage occupations.
If you fulfil the conditions, you will be issued a single permit for residence and work and a long stay visa type D.
Please note that you can also apply for a single permit as a performing artist, journalist, religious official, professional sportsperson, referee or trainer, person employed pursuant to an international agreement, specialised technician sent by a third-country national employer, person employed by the commission for military graves, manager at an airline company or tourism office or seafarer provided you fulfil the required criteria. Consult the website of the competent regional authority for more information about these special categories.
Change of employment
The single permit is granted for work with a specific employer. If you want to change jobs, your future employer must apply for a new single permit.
If you or your employer do not respect the conditions related to your authorisation to work, your single permit can be withdrawn.
If your employment contract has come to an end, your employer should inform the competent administration.
Change of status
If your personal situation or purpose of stay changes during your legal stay in Belgium, you can apply for most other statuses.
You cannot apply for a single permit for work and stay in Belgium from within the territory.
Your family members have a right to stay in Belgium if they meet the conditions for family reunification.
You can apply for EU long-term resident status after 5 years of uninterrupted legal stay in Belgium, provided you have sufficient, regular and stable means of subsistence and health insurance.
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