You can apply to stay and work in Belgium as a highly-qualified worker if you hold a degree of higher education (or equivalent), have concluded an employment contract for at least 1 year and earn at least 100% of the average gross annual salary (in Flanders reduced to 80% if you are under 30 or employed as a nurse).
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 an executive provided you fulfil the required criteria. Consult the website of the competent regional authority for more information about this special category.
You may also be eligible for the EU Blue Card.
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If you or your employer do not respect the conditions related to your authorisation to work, your single permit can be withdrawn.
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.
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.
Stays for reasons of temporary nature (for instance as seconded employed worker) are not taken into account.
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