What is the change? Belgian immigration authorities have announced 2020 salary thresholds for high-skilled and executive work permit holders and for EU Blue Card holders in Brussels.

What does the change mean? Authorities in Brussels have announced the new thresholds, which will take effect for permits issued on or after Jan. 1:

  • Highly skilled foreign employees: €42,869 (increased from €41,739).
  • Foreign executives holding management positions: €71,521 (increased from €69,637).
  • EU Blue Card holders: €55,431 (increased from €53,971).
  • Single Permit for Highly Skilled Workers: €42,869 (increased from €41,739)
  • Single Permit for Executives: €71,521 (increased from €69,637)

Analysis & Comments: Salary thresholds in Belgium are indexed annually and are announced regionally. In Brussels, minimum salaries will increase in the coming year by over 2%. Companies should budget for the higher salary minimums.

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