Belgium: Decreased Government Processing Fees for Single Work Permits

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points  

  • Decreased processing fees for the issuance of single work permits in Belgium beginning 26 May 2022  


The government of Belgium will decrease the processing fees for specific work permits to EUR 126. These work permit types include applications for highly qualified workers, seasonal workers, Blue Cards and European Union (EU) intra-company transfer (ICT) permits. The fee must be paid to the FPS Home Affairs, Immigration Department in Brussels.  

What are the Changes?  

The fee of EUR 126 is applied to any visa required nationals who remain in Belgium for more than 90 days on specific work permit types, including the Blue Card, work permits for highly qualified positions, Single Permits and EU ICT permits. Prior to 26 May 2022, the fee had been set to EUR 366.  

Looking Ahead  

Continue to check the government of Belgium’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.  

For more news and insights from around the world, please sign up for Envoy’s Global Blog Digest, emailed to you every Wednesday morning. 

Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.