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Belgium immigration

Belgium is one Europe's most attractive immigration destinations. The central European state offers economic and political stability, with a relatively low tax regime supported by many exemptions. Belgium also boasts a high-class quality of life and a safe and healthy environment, with a historic and cultural heritage that is one of the most respected in the world.

There is a significant shortage of healthcare staff and IT specialists in Belgium. As a result the Belgian government looks more favourably on immigration applications for healthcare and IT professionals.

Belgium is a member of the Schengen Accord. It is important to note that the maximum allowable stay in Schengen countries is ninety days cumulatively for all member countries within any 180 day period. (For example, if a Business Visitor stays in Belgium for thirty days within six months, he or she may only spend up to sixty days total in all other Schengen countries as a Business Visitor.)

Belgium is divided into three administrative areas:

  • The Walloon (rench speaking ) area in the south - whose capital is Namur

  • The Flemish (Dutch speaking) area in the north - whose capital is Brussels

  • The central Brussels area.

Applications for permits are dealt with in the regional capitals, the process is slightly different in each area, but the legislation is the same.

Belgium Employers Guide

We provide a detailed guide aimed primarily at employers wishing to hire foreign workers in Belgium. If you are a worker, agent, or investor wanting to migrate to Belgium you may wish to consult the guide as well. Alternatively, feel free to contact us using the details below.

Telephone:  0344 991 9222

Further Information, help, and advice has over twenty years of experience helping people immigrate to countries all over the World. Whether you wish to visit, work, study, or hire workers in Belgium our specialist team of immigration experts can help you with one to one advice, information, and representation when applying for your Belgian visa or work permit.

For more information and advice on Belgian immigration law and visa applications please contact us on 0344 991 9222 or at