The Belgian government has announced that it will decrease its filing fees for certain application types.

Key Points:

  • On May 26, filing fees decreased from €366 to €126 for Single Permit applications, including for researchers, intra-corporate transferees, and highly skilled workers, among others.
  • Filing fees for those how have long-term residence in another EU member state are now €168.
  • Filing fees for spouses and dependents of employment-based permit holders decreased from €209 to €181.
  • A complete list of the fee changes is available here.

Additional Information: All non-exempt foreign nationals who intend to stay in Belgium for more than 90 days are required to pay a fee. More information regarding Belgium’s changes to its filing fees is available here.

BAL Analysis: Employers should take the new filing fees into account when adjusting their 2022 budgets.

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