• Minimum Salary to Increase for Type “B” Work Permits on January 1
  • October 28, 2013
  • Law Firm: Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP - New York Office
  • Effective January 1, 2014, the minimum base salary for highly skilled foreign workers applying for Type “B” work permits will increase by approximately two percent for highly skilled workers to €39,422 annually, from €38,665. The minimum base salary for senior management and foreign nationals in executive-level positions will increase to €65,771 from €64,508.

    Once the new salary requirements take effect, new work permit applications and work permit renewal applications that fail to meet the new minimums will be rejected. Foreign nationals applying for work permits as trainees are exempt from these minimum salary requirements.

    Employers should consult with their immigration service providers about the new minimum salary requirements prior to filing new or renewal applications for Type “B” work permits.

    The Ministry of Employment and Labor reviews minimum salary requirements for Belgian work permits on an annual basis. The requirements are generally enforced by the regional employment agency where the work permit application is filed.