Working in Belgium: what do you need?
Non-Belgians who want to work during their stay in Belgium, sometimes 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.
More info from the federal authorities
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:
Counter non-Belgians - working in Belgium
Professor Van Overstraetenplein 1
Residence permit for non-EU/EEA graduates or researchers whose research project has been completed (‘search year’)
Are you a non-EU/EEA student or researcher, and do you want to look for a job or set up your own business in Belgium after graduating or having completed your research project? 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). The city will send you an invitation to collect it at the city office, by appointment.