Family Reunion visa requirements

I have got my work permit approved now and Planning to move out in April. The documents required for family visa includes the below

1. proof that the foreigner whom applicant will join in Belgium holds a health insurance covering risks in Belgium for him/herself and the members of his/her family.
2. proof that the foreigner whom applicant will join has a big enough house/apartment.

Could you advise what was done to obtain this or what is exactly needed?

Thanks in advance

Already discussed many times in previous threads in the forum.

1. Get a letter from your employer stating that they will subscribe you in a Belgian mutuality (medical insurance) when you start working here. Additionally you can buy a travel health insurance for the initial period (max 3 months or so) from any approved insurance provider.
2. You can do an initial accomodation (hotel or so) or sometimes the employer does this. Booking reference of this can be used. You can also get a letter from your employer that they will provide you accomodation till you find a permananat place to stay, etc.

Hello Aneesh

Thanks for the response

1. Is the letter provided for myself and family needs to take a travel insurance, or can the letter cover all of us? Do I need to submit the original letter?

2. The company informed that they would support us for 2 weeks with accommodation. In this case I will need the booking copy and a letter informing that they will help look for accommodation after 2 weeks?

Hello,

Point N°1 - The employer will never take responsibility for your family. It's your responsibility. The work permit will be issued for you, not for your family. The Belgian system assumes that it is the person who is in legal order that will be registered. Other family members will be registered under your name and responsibility when their administrative documents are issued. As long as they are not in order of visa, they will have to be covered by a private medical insurance. The most practical is to subscribe to an insurance clearly respecting the European legal conditions. For me, considering Belgium, the two most interesting are :
- https://www.dkv.be/
- https://www.axa-schengen.com/en

These are the original documents that must always be provided. If it is a photocopy, it must be legalized by an official service of the Belgian state.

Point N°2 - There is no legal obligation for the Belgian employer to help you find accommodation or to provide you with accommodation for a specific period of time. This is only part of a contractual negotiation between the employer and the candidate during his engagement. So it will be necessary to provide proof of your support for the first two weeks. After the two weeks, it will be under your full responsibility.

Thanks for the responses..What I could gather from above for VISA D application for myself and family is

1. I need to take a travel insurance from AXA or the like for my family. The document requirement does not ask for a medical for my visa, may be  because its clear that I have a work permit and is covered anyway.

2. If I get a letter from the company stating that 2 weeks accommodation will be provided and they will assist for the rest, will that be enough? Does this letter requires any attestations from authorities of is the company signature and seal enough?

point 1 - also subscribe for you. Because you must be covered as long as the registration procedure in the Belgian medical system is being regularized. Because nothing will be engaged until you are physically present on the territory. And you will have a waiting period anyway.

You will have to complete a medical questionnaire to complete without cheating. But no medical examination will be requested. Except special cases ...

point 2 - Whether the employer writes or not that he will help you in the search for a place of residence will not change anything under the Belgian law.
I am not sure that it should be legalized. But that's always true for photocopies ...

https://www.international.socialsecurit … /home.html

Could you help with some advise regarding the letters. My employer has told that he can issue the letter for both the insurance that they will subscribe me and family as soon as we arrive and that the accommodation will be provided till i find a permanent one..

He has sent me the soft copy as well with the company registration copy as proof of the signatories, but he has combined both cases into one letter and has addressed to whomsoever it may concern. Is that ok? also do I need the original and should it be legalized? 

Requesting your advise urgently since I need to reply to him today. It will be much appreciated, because I plan to file application this week

Thank you

A Belgian employer will never subscribe to a health insurance for you.

What he is simply going to do is warn Belgian social security by stating that you will be under a Belgian contract. So with this, social security can create a record for you and your family. As a result, depending on the workload of social security, it will take +/- time. Because you will have to go to a mutual insurance company that will register you with a basic level of medical coverage. The level of coverage can be improved according to paid options that you decide.

But until full regulation, you will not be covered!

Because anyway, there is always a waiting period during which the mutual insurance will verify that your statements on your state of health as well as those of your family are accurate.

That's why I told you to take private insurance for you and your family.

If you live in Belgium, you must register for a mutual. This allows you to benefit from reimbursement of care in case of illness or hospitalization, or compensation in case of birth, incapacity for work ... You can register with the mutuality of your choice.

Membership in a mutuality is not a legal obligation. However, it is very important to affiliate. Indeed, it is only by being affiliated that you can benefit from the reimbursement of care in case of sickness or hospitalization, or even receive compensation paid by the mutuality in case of incapacity for work or maternity leave / leave paternity.

Some people, however, must not join a mutuality because they are "dependent" of a person who is the holder of mutuality. We must therefore determine who must register as a holder and who can claim to be "dependent".

To benefit from the benefits of compulsory health insurance and benefits, it is necessary to choose an insurer (mutual or Auxiliary Fund for sickness and disability insurance (CAAMI)).

Missions

Insurers pay, under the supervision of the National Institute for Disability Health Insurance (INAMI), the benefits of compulsory health insurance and benefits.
https://www.inami.fgov.be/fr/profession … fault.aspx (no english version available)

As such:

They grant in particular to their members, under certain conditions:

Intervention in medical and paramedical expenses;

compensation in case of incapacity for work or disability due to illness or accident in the private sphere;

a maternity allowance in case of pregnancy.
Officials (agents who work for the Federal State, the Communities, the Regions ...) and who are statutory (appointed) are subject to other procedures relating to compensation.

They represent their insureds in the various councils, committees and commissions set up at INAMI.

Supplementary insurance (AC)

Complementary insurance supplements the offer of compulsory insurance by offering various benefits and services (dental care, birth advantage, assistance abroad ...).

These benefits are specific to each mutuality and require the payment of a contribution.

Since January 1, 2012, this supplementary insurance is mandatory for mutuals and the payment of the contribution which gives entitlement to various services.

CAAMI is not a mutual. This Caisse is a public institution which has the same function as mutual societies and which provides the same compulsory insurance benefits. It does not offer supplementary insurance benefits and is not obliged to do so because of its status. It does not ask for the payment of a contribution.


How to choose an insurer?

by registering with a mutual insurance company: the mutual societies which are competent in the field of health care insurance and indemnities are not-for-profit associations which are united in the following national unions:

National alliance of Christian mutual societies

national union of socialist mutual societies

national union of neutral mutual societies

national union of liberal mutual societies

national union of free mutual societies



And concerning Merging of family names with yours on the letter, it is not really a problem.

mcimmi :

Could you help with some advise regarding the letters. My employer has told that he can issue the letter for both the insurance that they will subscribe me and family as soon as we arrive and that the accommodation will be provided till i find a permanent one..

He has sent me the soft copy as well with the company registration copy as proof of the signatories, but he has combined both cases into one letter and has addressed to whomsoever it may concern. Is that ok? also do I need the original and should it be legalized? 

Requesting your advise urgently since I need to reply to him today. It will be much appreciated, because I plan to file application this week

Thank you

You just need a printout of those soft copy letters. No need to legalize it, etc. You are good with the format you mentioned.

Thank you all.. Really all these advises help newcomers like myself..

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