Working in Belgium
Non-Belgians who want to work during their stay in Belgium require approval.
You are a non-EU national whose main reason for residing in Belgium is work
You must apply for a single permit through your employer. This permit is an electronic residence card which gives you 2 permits: to reside as well as to work.
All other non-Belgians who reside in Belgium
Whether you are permitted to work depends on your residence status. This is mentioned on your residence permit.
Contact the non-Belgians office for more information:
Loket niet-Belgen - werken in België
Residence permit for non-EU/EEA graduates (‘search year’)
Are you a non-EU/EEA student, and do you want to look for a job or set up your own business in Belgium after graduating? In that case, you can apply for a temporary residence permit which gives you one year’s time to do so ('search year’).
Collection work permit B
Sometimes you do require a work permit B (e.g. to work in Belgium during a short stay, as au pair or during a working holiday). After the city has sent you a letter to collect it, call the non-Belgians counter to make an appointment: