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    Visa Information Tool


    Destination:

    Belgium

    Visa:

    Work




    Belgium Work Visa

    The purpose of this visa is to take up employment in



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      Belgium is a trendsetter for industry standards on extralegal benefits, compensation, and a balanced work/personal life. It is attractive to top talent and ex-pats as well as regular employees. Their goal is always to ensure that employees feel equal to colleagues in other organizations.

      "Learn about the requirements for working in Belgium, such as how much does Belgium work visa costs? What documents will you be needing for applying for a work visa? Etc."

       

      Belgium Work Visa Requirements

      Documentation required for an (Employee)

      • A valid passport/travel ID document with a scanned copy of all pages
      • A work permit, proof of registration at an educational institution, marriage/civil partnership or birth certificates (if applicable)
      • Proof that you can support yourself during your stay
      • Proof of accommodation
      • A medical certificate to prove that you don’t have any disease which could endanger public health
      • A certificate to show you don’t have a criminal record. 

      Documentation required for an (Employer):

      • Signed and dated application form “Authorisation for the employment of a foreign employee”
      • Depending on the employee's salary and qualifications the employer may be required to show proof that a suitable employee was not available within the Belgian or EU employment market with the same professional skills. 
      • Photocopy of the identity card of the employer
      • Signed and dated photocopy of the employment contract. it must contain specific provisions such as covering the costs of repatriation and healthcare.
      • Confirmation of registration as a sponsor with the Ministry of Labor.

      Types of work visas in Belgium

      Category  Description of visa 
      Work permit type A
      • This work permit is valid indefinitely and requires a previous position on a Type B permit for 4 out of 10 years. 
      • The worker must present evidence of the Type B visa when applying.
      Work permit type B
      • A Type B permit must be applied for by the employer on behalf of the employee for a specific position and is valid for 12 months.
      •  It is renewable, but will only be available for jobs that cannot otherwise be filled by a Belgian or EU national. 
      • This is the most common visa for the purposes of corporate immigration. 
      • It is typically limited to an 8-year duration unless the employee is a high earner.
      Work permit type C allows temporary visitors such as students to work in Belgium for up to 12 months.
      A Airport transit visa
      C Short stay visa (work not allowed)
      D Long stay visa


      Belgium work visa process

      Go to the visavendor.com. Here you will have to:
      • Register as a user,
      • Fill in the application,
      • Pay the visa fee
      • Print and sign the cover letter
      • Have your passport and credit card ready when applying and paying.
      • Gather your documents
      • Please gather the relevant documents provided in the document checklist above.
      • Finalize your application in person

      Belgium Work Visa Processing Time

      To get a Type B Work Permit the employer should initially get a business authorization and afterward apply for the Work Permit B. It takes around 8 to 10 weeks to make sure about a work permit assuming the organization is properly enrolled.

      Residents of Countries that require a Work Visa to work in Belgium

       

      Zambia

      Fiji

      Nigeria

      Afghanistan

      Gabon

      Oman

      Algeria

      The Gambia

      Pakistan

      Angola Ghana

      Papua 

      New Guinea

      Armenia

      Guinea

      Palestinian Authority

       

       

      Azerbaijan

      Cape 

      Verde Laos

      Swaziland

      Central African 

      Republic

      Lebanon

      Syria

      Chad

      Lesotho

      Zimbabwe

      North Korea

      Northern Mariana’s

      Indonesia

      Sao Tome

       And Principe

       

       

       

       

      Philippines

      Bahrain

      Guyana

      Qatar

      Bangladesh

      Haiti

      Russia

      Belarus

      India

      Rwanda

      Belize

      Tajikistan

      China

      Liberia

      Tanzania

      Comoros

      Libya

      Thailand

      Congo

       

        

       

      Benin

      Iran

      Saudi Arabia

      Bhutan

      Iraq

      Senegal

      Bolivia

      Jamaica

      Sierra

       Leone

      Botswana

      Jordan

      Somalia

      Togo

      Cuba

      Maldives

      Tonga

      Dem. Rep. Of Congo Mali

       

      Burkina

       Faso

      Kazakhstan

      South Africa

      Burma/Myanmar

      Kenya

      South Sudan

      Burundi

      Kosovo

      Sri Lanka

      Cambodia

      Kuwait

      Sudan

      Cameroon

      Kyrgyzstan

      Suriname 

       

       

      Eritrea

      Nepal

      Yemen

      Ethiopia

      Niger

      Guinea-Bissau

      Tunisia

      Djibouti

      Mauritania

      Turkey

      Dominican Republic Mongolia

      Turkmenistan

      Ecuador

      Morocco

      Uganda

      Egypt

      Mozambique

      Uzbekistan

      Equatorial Guinea

      Namibia

      Vietnam


      Residents of Countries that Don't Require a Work Visa to work in Belgium

      Albania

      Andorra

      Antigua and Barbuda

      Argentina

      Australia

      Bahamas

      Barbados

      Bosnia 

       Herzegovina

      Brazil

      Brunei

      Canada 

       

      Costa Rica

      Dominica

      El Salvador

      Georgia

      Malaysia

      Marshall Islands

      Mauritius

      Mexico

      Micronesia

      United States of America

      Uruguay

      Vanuatu

      Venezuela

      Palau

      Panama

      Grenada

      Guatemala

      Holy See (Vatican City State)

      Honduras

      Hong Kong 

      Israel

      Japan

      Kiribati

      Macao 

      Chile

      Colombia

       

      Paraguay

      Peru

      Saint Kitts and Nevis

      Saint Lucia

      Saint Vincent

      Samoa

      Serbia

      Seychelles

      Singapore

      Solomon Islands

      South Korea

      Taiwan

      New Zealand

      Nicaragua

      North Macedonia

      Moldova

      Monaco

      Montenegro

      Nauru

      Timor Leste

      Tonga

      Trinidad and Tobago

      Tuvalu

      Ukraine

      United Arab Emirates


      Belgium Work Visa Fees

      Visa Type

      Processing Fee

      Work visa

      180 Euros plus a 24 Euro processing fee.

       

      Top Companies to Work for in Belgium

      Anheuser-Busch InBev

      Delhaize Group

      KBC Group

      Dexia

      Solvay

      Colruyt Group

      Belgacom

      Umicore

      UCB Pharma

      Banque nationale de Belgique

       

       






      Visa Information Tool


      Destination:

      Belgium

      Visa:

      Work