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.

More info: Department of Economic Migration (Dutch only)

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

Stadskantoor
Professor Van Overstraetenplein 1
3000 Leuven

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:

Counter non-Belgians

Stadskantoor
Professor Van Overstraetenplein 1
3000 Leuven

Stadskantoor
Professor Van Overstraetenplein 1
3000 Leuven

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