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Economic Immigration Law

Economic Immigration Law covers all the rules governing the exercise by foreigners of a salaried or self-employed activity on Belgian territory. We carry out on behalf of companies, all the steps involved in obtaining work permits for their non-EU employees and professional cards for the self-employed.

Since December 24, 2018, third-country nationals wishing to work as an employee for a period of more than 90 days in Belgium, and who do not benefit from an exemption from a work permit, must obtain a single permit from the competent region. A single permit application includes both a work permit application and a residence application.

A non-European foreign entrepreneur wishing to work in Belgium as an independent professional must obtain an authorization in the form of a professional card. Criminal sanctions may be applied when the business operations continue without the legally required professional card.