‘Single Permit’: federal approval law published on 24 December 2018

28 Dec 2018

On 14 December, we informed you that the ‘Single Permit’ would probably enter into force on 1 January 2019, but that it was still awaiting publication of the federal approval law.  This federal approval law was published on 24 December 2018 in the Belgian State Gazette, so the new rules are now to be applied.

Remember: applications for work permits submitted before the entry into force of the new rules will still be processed under the old rules.

We will revert to you early January with a newsletter in which we will explain the new rules in more detail. Keep 17 January 2019 (French) and 21 January 2019 (Dutch) free in your diary for a client seminar relating to this topic.

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Take into account that, from now, new rules will apply to the employment of foreign employees in Flanders and that a new (but longer) procedure for obtaining a ‘Single Permit’ will have to be followed throughout Belgium.