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Can dependent work in Belgium

Dear Team,
If dependent gets work permit from a local company in Blegium to work, can he/she continue to work with same dependent Visa or should report to commune to change the visa to a working visa. Will it be a big deal to change even if required?

Both options are fine. She can continue to work as your dependent. But the advantage of having your spouse move to her own parallel track is that tomorrow if you lose your job then you can convert to her dependent status. If she remains your dependent and you lose your job then you both are in trouble.

If dependent gets work permit from a local company in Blegium to work, can he/she continue to work with same dependent Visa ?

->> Yes she/he can.

Should report to commune to change the visa to a working visa. ?
-->> Commune cannot change the visa. When he/she gets the WP, report to commune and update spouse's occupation in the family composition. Even if one of you lose the job, the other can stay in Belgium by reporting to commune and changing spouse to the head of household. (Commune anyways has the record of spouse's work permit, employment status, etc).

Will it be a big deal to change even if required?
-->> First of, there is nothing called a working visa in Belgium. There is long term visa (D type) which you acquire with a work permit or as a dependent to a D type visa holder (who later becomes temporary Residence Permit holder).


Hope this helps..

-->> If still you think it is a must for the spouse to have a visa based on the work permit, he/she must surrender the current residence permit, go back to India and apply for a fresh visa based on the work permit, which is indeed a big deal with no value addition.

Thanks for your reply. This has given me a clear picture to take a decision. Thank you so much.

Hi Girls / Guys

How long does it take to receive a residence card from the gemeente once registered.

Kind Regards,
Melissa

It depends. On an average: 3-4 weeks.

Can one with an F kaart work outside of Belguim but within the EU?

Kind Regards,
Melissa

In my knowledge - no.

Thanks for the detailed information.
We reported to the commune and updated the dependent's work details.
Now, the titular's date of stay in Belgium is expired in the residence card(white card).
So, will the titular and dependant get a new residence card based on his dependent's work permit?
If not, What will be the proof for the duration of stay for them now?

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