Application for an authorization of unlimited duration "in the frame of an exemption"
Long-term resident after twelve months of effective and uninterrupted employment in a shortage occupation
(art. 2,35 royal decree 09/06/1999)
Please submit the following documents:
Application form for an exemption of an employment permit of unlimited duration for a worker of foreign nationality who is a long-term resident in another EU country, after effectively working for twelve months (in French or in Dutch)
- Other required documents
In this case, it is the foreign national who applies for a single permit.
What is the procedure?
The procedure requires a maximum of 90 days between the time the application is declared complete by Brussels Economy and Employment, and the issuance of the single permit/the notification of refusal.
Contact us by e-mail only and send your dossier by e-mail.
Direction de la Migration économique
Bd du Jardin Botanique, 20
E Contact form
T +32 (0)2 204 13 99
Counters, Work permits
CCN - Brussels-North station
Rue du Progrès 80
Attention: our counters are closed until further notice due to the Covid-19 measures
Federal, Flanders, Wallonia
- Cooperation agreement on the coordination of the policies with regard to granting employment authorisations and residence permits, as well as the norms pertaining to the employment and residence of foreign workers
- Law dated 30 April 1999 on the employment of foreign workers