Belgium: Salary Increases in Wallonia

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points    

  • The government of Wallonia, Belgium increased salary thresholds for certain work authorization types   


The government of Belgium in Wallonia increased the minimum salary thresholds for work permits, including B Work Permits, on 1 January 2023. As a result, the following salary requirements apply: 

  • Highly skilled workers: € 47,175 
  • Work permit holders in Management functions: € 78,704  
  • Blue Card holders: € 60,998 
  • ICT frameworks: € 60,998 
  • ICT experts: € 48,799 
  • ICT Trainee Employees: € 30,499 

According to the government announcement, the agreed gross salary must be clearly mentioned within any employment contracts or letters of secondment when foreign nationals apply for their first work permit or work permit B.  

What are the Changes?     

The government of Wallonia, Belgium increased salary threshold requirements for foreign nationals employed under specific work authorization types.  

Looking Ahead     

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

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.