Belgium Work Visa - Type B

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Foreigners who wish to gain employment and reside in Belgium for more than a year, need to secure a work contract and apply for a work visa- type B. This is a long stay D visa, which is followed by a residence permit upon arrival in Belgium.

As Belgium is a part of the Schengen Union, you are authorized to travel to another Schengen State for a total period not exceeding 3 months in a 6-month period,

starting from the date of your first entry on to the Schengen territory, always provided that you meet the entry conditions and

have not been reported by the Schengen State into whose territory you are traveling.

This visa is valid for a period of 1 year. The employer needs to get authorization to employ the foreign employee, prior to the work contract and visa application.

Applicants may bring their spouse and kids on this visa.

Application process:

  • Secure a work contract from a Belgium employer.
  • Lodge the application of a long D visa at the Belgian consulate competent for your place of residence or stay abroad, with supporting documents.
  • Upon issue of the visa, travel to Belgium.
  • Within 8 days of arrival in Belgium, go to the Municipal Administration of your residence, for registration and get your residence card (A card).


more than 3 months



120 Month(s)



250 (approx.)


P. Residency

60 Month(s)


Processing time

2 - 3 weeks




What are eligibility requirements for the Belgium Work Visa - Type B?

4 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have a valid passport/travel document, with more than a year validity.
  • You must have a work contract from a Belgium employer.
  • You must be of good health and character and should be able to provide evidence.
  • Additional requirements may be present and will be guided to you by your employer.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Belgium Work Visa - Type B?

5 Document Required

  • Visa application form, completed and signed and its copy.
  • Copies of valid passport (like the bio page, past visas, etc), with validity for at least a year.
  • Proof that the applicant is exempt from the obligation to hold a work permit (if applicable).
  • Attested medical certificate.
  • Police and character certificate, attesting to the lack of any convictions for crimes or offences under common law.

Talent Migration data for Belgium

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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