The Brussels, Walloon and Flemish regions have announced 2023 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 €47,175 €78,704 €60,998
Walloon Region €47,175 €78,704 €60,998
Flemish Region €45,984 (€36,78.20 if local employment contract, and younger than 30 or employed as nurse) €73,574 €55,181

ICT Salary Thresholds: The Intra Company Transfer (ICT) permit is expected to be available in January 2023. Certain gross annual salaries will be required to obtain this permit. They are:

Trainees Specialists Managers
Brussels Region €30,499 €48,799 €60,998
Walloon Region €30,499 €48,799 €60,998
Flemish Region €45,984 €45,984 €73,574

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 2023 and budget accordingly.

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