New salary limits for work permits (Payroll Belgium)

New salary limits for work permits as from January 1, 2022

In this post, we want to share the salary limits for work permits, and to highlight the basic principles of a work permit in Belgium.

Who needs a work permit?

Foreign employees who are not European Economic Area (EEA) citizens need a work permit or a single permit to work on the Belgian territory, unless they are exempt from this requirement.

Which authority grants a work permit?

Since July 1, 2014, the authority to grant a work permit or a single permit has been regionalized and each region can determine its own conditions to grant a work permit/single permit. They therefore also each determine the conditions of the salary package that may apply to grant a work permit/single permit in their respective region (Brussels-Capital Region, Walloon Region and Flemish Region).

What are the salary limits for work permit?

As from January 1, 2022, the following minimum gross salary limits will apply for the category of highly qualified staff and executives who want to work in Belgium:

Highly qualified staff Executive staff
Brussels-Capital Region € 44.097 € 73.570
Walloon Region € 44.097 € 73.570
Flemish Region < 30 years: € 36.076,80  ≥ 30 years: € 45.096 € 72.154

What are the other conditions for work permit?

In addition to these salary limits for work permit, other conditions must additionally be met in order for the employee to qualify for a work permit/single permit.

What if I need more information about work permits in Belgium?

Do not hesitate to contact one of the immigration specialists at Pro-Pay and fill out the contact sheet. You can also contact them for information about employment law, social law, payroll law or immigration law.

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