Connecticut, US

Belgium

Whether your company is sending employees to Belgium or expanding outside of Belgium to destinations around the world—Fragomen is here to help. Our experienced Belgium immigration professionals partner with you to develop immigration strategies that help you meet inbound immigration needs and manage your regional or global immigration program.

Belgian legislation offers a number of permit options, based on the type and duration of the transfer. Responsibility for the immigration process is shared between the federal and regional levels. Regional variations exist in eligibility requirements, supporting documents and processing times.
 
Business visitors to Belgium typically use a local version of the Schengen C Visa, unless they are visa exempt. The Schengen area limits stays to 90 days in a 180-day period.
 
The main work authorization is the Single Permit for highly skilled workers and executives, suitable for long-term transfers of highly talented staff. For short-term transfers, foreign workers can obtain a work permit, which is available for specific categories of workers including highly skilled workers and specialized technicians, among others. Highly skilled local hires can also obtain EU Blue Card.
 
EU/European Economic Area/Swiss nationals are visa and work permit exempt. Belgium also offers certain work permit exemptions. 
 
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.
 
Fragomen in Belgium is Fragomen Global LLP, Belgium branch a limited liability partnership practicing law in Belgium.
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