Belgium is a country in Europe with a very strong economy. Recently, Belgium has made new immigration policies for foreigners. In those policies, rules related for acquiring work visa of Belgium and Asylum have been clearly identified by the government. In other countries, you have to get an offer letter to apply for the work visa. However, according to the new immigration rules of Belgium, your employer in Belgium will apply for the visa and residence permit in Belgium on your behalf. So, you only need to get your visa stamped at the Belgium Embassy in Pakistan. In this article, we will discuss with Belgium New work visa policy and asylum law 2019.
Belgium New Work Visa and Asylum Law 2019 in Belgium
The new immigration rules announced by Belgium will benefit 2 kinds of people. First are those who have some kind of technical skills and others who are in Belgium for seeking asylum. There are three main changes made in the immigration law of Belgium.
Visa Processing Time of Belgium
When you will apply for a job in Belgium, then your employer will file your case in Belgium on your behalf. It can take up to 4 months in Belgium for the final documentation of your work permit. If the process takes more than 4 months, then it automatically means that your visa application has been approved. IF your work permit in Belgium is rejected, then you will be given time for the appeal.
What Kind of Work Permit is Issued?
IF your work permit in Belgium is rejected, then you will be given time for the appeal. For Pakistani and Indians, B-type work permit is issued which has a duration of 4 years. The type A-Permit (Unlimited) is only given to those who have already worked on B-Type Visa in Belgium.
What are the Documents Needed to File Belgium Work Permit
In order to file your visa, your employer will need all the relevant documents for work
- First of all, your employer will need to pay a fee of 300 Euros.
- The employer will need your medical, police clearance, passport and health insurance.
- If you have sufficient experience in your job, then provide an experience letter as well.
Languages in Belgium
There are mainly 3 languages widely spoken and understood in Belgium.
However, if you do not have any knowledge of these, then no problem. English is also spoken in major cities of Belgium, especially Brussels.
How you can find a job in Belgium?
From January 3rd, 2019, the Belgium new work visa policy will be practically implemented. So, you will need to find an employer in Belgium. You can find employment or jobs in many ways. You can get help from your family and friends in Belgium. Or, you can visit the below-mentioned websites.
We advise you to look for jobs in Brussels, as there are a lot of English speaking jobs.
You can also get help from the government certified job agencies in Belgium. In Brussels, you can search for jobs through ACTIRIS
Asylum Law 2019 of Belgium
After Italian government has started rejecting asylum seeker in their country, Belgium is welcoming them on the other side. The best way is to hire a lawyer and get advise from him/her regarding the acquisition of legal status in Belgium. There are a lot of rumours that asylum seeking application will be accepted in Belgium, but no official statement has been given by Immigration Office Belgium.
Finally, Belgium new work visa policy is a great opportunity for those who haven’t tried their luck yet. Belgium is a great country and there are more chances that it will accept an application from all over the world. For further details, let us know in the comment section below.