Regional authorities in Brussels and Flanders have announced 2022 salary thresholds for third-country nationals working in Belgium. The new salary thresholds will take effect Jan. 1 and will be as follows:

Highly-skilled employees Management personnel Blue Card Holders
Brussels Region €44,097 €73,570 €57,019
Flemish Region €45,096 €72,154 €54,115
Walloon Region TBD TBD TBD

Salary thresholds for Intra Company Transfer (ICT) permit holders will be as follows:

  Trainees Specialists Managers
Brussels Region €28,509 €45,616 €57,019
Flemish Region €45,096 €45,096 €72,154
Walloon Region TBD TBD TBD

Additional Information:
Immigration applications that do not meet the minimum salary will be rejected. Benefits and allowances generally cannot be included in the minimum salary calculation.

BAL Analysis: Salary thresholds in Belgium are indexed annually. Companies should take note of the higher thresholds for 2022 and budget accordingly.

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