Here we give you basic information on a Belgium Work visa that will enable you to move to Belgium to work and build a career.
Authorization of employment and work permit B
When a Belgium-based employer wants to hire a foreign worker, the employer has to apply for authorization of employment. This is done by filling and submitting a model form designed by the regional employment services namely ACTIRIS in Brussels, VDAB in Flanders, and FOREM in Wallonia.
The following must be attached to the application:
The regional employment service will then transfer the file to the immigration service covering the area of the national territory where the submission of the application has to be done.
To issue an employment authorization, it’s necessary that there is an absence of the requisite number of qualified workers in the labor market of Belgium to man the positions satisfactorily within a period deemed reasonable.
Once the application is approved, authorization of employment is issued to the employer. The legally residing foreign worker can collect the work permit at the municipality of residence. If the worker isn’t a legal resident in Belgium, the work permit is issued to the employer. The employer will then give the work permit to the foreign worker.
The Belgium work visa B is renewable.
Stages of applying for a Belgium work visa
There are 2 stages for work visa application in Belgium:
The application for the single permit has to be made by the Belgian employer. The worker must provide the employer with the following to enable obtaining a single permit:
After the employer sends these documents along with the application and a copy of the employment contract, the processing time could take weeks or months.
Long-stay visa D
After getting the single permit, the foreign worker can apply for a long-stay visa D Belgium work visa. The following documents have to be submitted along with the application:
This visa will be issued in under 2 weeks.