Authorizations for non-European employees and self-employed

Do you wish to employ a foreign worker? Are you a national of a non-European country? Under certain conditions, the Brussels-Capital Region grants foreign nationals the opportunity to work as a self-employed person or as an employee.

For employers and employees

Authorisation request in 2018

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Authorisation request in 2019

The regulation with regard to the authorisations for employing a non-European citizen in Belgium will be changing in the beginning of 2019.

More information

  • on this website, when the date of entry into force approaches and
  • during an information session in French or Dutch. Are you interested? Please let us know if you would like to attend by sending an e-mail to

Read the amending decree dated 5 July 2018 (in French).

For self-employed persons

Authorisation request in 2019

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