New Single Work Permit Procedure - Belgium

Hello Everyone

I finally had received my single permit and Visa from Belgium consulate in New york at end of Feb. I was planning to arrive in Mid march but due to corona situation I delayed my trip.  I plan to come in June to Belgium

My question is since I have valid long term VISA D - Am I allowed Entry into Belgium or not? According to IBZ website only essential travel is allowed. Is travelling for job considered essential travel?

My furniture from US was already shipped to Brussels and I am staying with family in US for the time being.

I cannot delay my move any further, If I do not come by end of June, I will not be able to come at all.

Thanks

I don’t see any issue, with D visa type should not be any issues with entering the country even due to corona, if only there’s a flight available.

Hi,

Have a look on Belgian Embassy website. You will find the actual position of Belgium.

https://unitedstates.diplomatie.belgium … d-19-virus

My application was accepted on 27 jan, I am not in a hurry for my sp  but wanted to check the status. I got a mail like this from Brussels region

Please verify directly with the competent services for residence (Immigration Offices) the status of your file.

I kindly recommend you to inform them as well that all files has been send to the immigration office on the general address for single permit on 03/05/2020 at 09.43

Do not hesitate to transfer this mail to the Immigration Office

Does that mean my wp is issued and sent to immigration office for  residence permit

gskataria1 :

Hello Everyone

I finally had received my single permit and Visa from Belgium consulate in New york at end of Feb. I was planning to arrive in Mid march but due to corona situation I delayed my trip.  I plan to come in June to Belgium

My question is since I have valid long term VISA D - Am I allowed Entry into Belgium or not? According to IBZ website only essential travel is allowed. Is travelling for job considered essential travel?

My furniture from US was already shipped to Brussels and I am staying with family in US for the time being.

I cannot delay my move any further, If I do not come by end of June, I will not be able to come at all.

Thanks

End of June seems safe, our schedule here is 4 Mai - Stores that can keep the social distance, 11 Mai - All remaining stores, 18 Mai - Some restaurants (No buffets) and Schools, 8 June - Everything else and Travels (but again this is Belgium, doesn't mean external).

I recommend to keep an eye on these decisions, they are changing everytime. And as your visa is Belgium, i recommend your Immigration to be on Belgium, not other EU.

Thank you. I will wait and see. But right now hardly any flights to Belgium. I can find some flights to Amsterdam not sure if it will cause any issues with immigration in Amsterdam and driving across the Border to Belgium.
I will wait till early June to see flights get started to Belgium or take the risk of going to Amsterdam.

gskataria1 :

Thank you. I will wait and see. But right now hardly any flights to Belgium. I can find some flights to Amsterdam not sure if it will cause any issues with immigration in Amsterdam and driving across the Border to Belgium.
I will wait till early June to see flights get started to Belgium or take the risk of going to Amsterdam.

Usually is the same, to be fair Zaventem is a HUB for only few companies, the biggest international companies will fly to Schiphol, Paris, London. You can have a Flying here, but with a stop. Brussel Airlines will only restart flying after 1 June.

In usual times you won't have any problem, but in these confuse times i hard to say. Probably Schiphol is a safe option, even you if can't find a fly here (to Charleroi in this case) you can pick a Train (there is one each 15min).

just avoid the Charles de Gaulle as a Stop.

Hi. I don't know if you already checked United Airlines. There are plenty of flight offered there directly to Belgium from JFK airport. Prices around $1.5K Good luck with your move to Belgium.

Hi everyone

Please can you start a new thread regarding flights, you are going off-topic as this topic is regarding New Single Work Permit Procedure.

SimCityAT
Expat Team

SimCityAT :

Hi everyone

Please can you start a new thread regarding flights, you are going off-topic as this topic is regarding New Single Work Permit Procedure.

SimCityAT
Expat Team

Hi mate,

If you only look the title, you're right. But if you read the first post, you're wrong.

But whatever, it's great to have you on our forum.

Have a nice day

Hello everyone,

Finally received my Single Permit today, so I thought I would share the timeline with you that are still waiting:

Region: Brussels
Submission: 04/12/2019
Admissibility: 09/01/2020 (only communicated along with the WP)
Work Permit: 22/01/2020
Single Permit (Annex 46): 07/05/2020

The Single Permit was sent today (08/05/2020) via email to my employer, with me and with the local consulate-general responsible for visa emissions in copy.

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned here that I contacted the dofi helpdesk and got as a response that they "had not find any process under my name". I guess it was just a misplacement, as the final decision still came under the 4 months time range.

Now waiting for the consulate general to restart the suspended visa activities if the deconfinement plan goes well, hopefully.

Good luck to all still waiting

Hello,

Please kindly help me.

I am moving to Ghent on single permit in June. I read that I will submit Rental contract as part of the documents required during City hall registration.
Is 3-months rental contract (without domicle) accepted by City Hall?

Also, I learnt you have to register within the first 8 days upon your arrival. what happens if you delay due to accommodation search.?

No, you need a formal and official Belgian rent contract, and in your name.

Why would you delay? You just need to go to the City hall present yourself, with the Passaport and Annex 46/47. Then you can have your time and look for a permanent residence.

They do not accept any non-permanent residence, and do not even try to use these addresses.

fmmaciel :

Hello everyone,

Finally received my Single Permit today, so I thought I would share the timeline with you that are still waiting:

Region: Brussels
Submission: 04/12/2019
Admissibility: 09/01/2020 (only communicated along with the WP)
Work Permit: 22/01/2020
Single Permit (Annex 46): 07/05/2020

The Single Permit was sent today (08/05/2020) via email to my employer, with me and with the local consulate-general responsible for visa emissions in copy.

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned here that I contacted the dofi helpdesk and got as a response that they "had not find any process under my name". I guess it was just a misplacement, as the final decision still came under the 4 months time range.

Now waiting for the consulate general to restart the suspended visa activities if the deconfinement plan goes well, hopefully.

Good luck to all still waiting

Great! Boa Sorte!
If you need any help don't hesitate to contact me.

Berheme :

Hello,

Please kindly help me.

I am moving to Ghent on single permit in June. I read that I will submit Rental contract as part of the documents required during City hall registration.
Is 3-months rental contract (without domicle) accepted by City Hall?

Also, I learnt you have to register within the first 8 days upon your arrival. what happens if you delay due to accommodation search.?

You just have to go to the commune and let them know that you havent found a permanent accommodation yet. They will give you a future time-period by which you will have to find something permanent.

For me, When I went to register, they asked me to come back when I have a permanent rental contract. So its not a big issue. Just present yourself at the commune in 8 days of your arrival.

Thanks
Arjun

Thank you

fmmaciel :

Hello everyone,

Finally received my Single Permit today, so I thought I would share the timeline with you that are still waiting:

Region: Brussels
Submission: 04/12/2019
Admissibility: 09/01/2020 (only communicated along with the WP)
Work Permit: 22/01/2020
Single Permit (Annex 46): 07/05/2020

The Single Permit was sent today (08/05/2020) via email to my employer, with me and with the local consulate-general responsible for visa emissions in copy.

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned here that I contacted the dofi helpdesk and got as a response that they "had not find any process under my name". I guess it was just a misplacement, as the final decision still came under the 4 months time range.

Now waiting for the consulate general to restart the suspended visa activities if the deconfinement plan goes well, hopefully.

Good luck to all still waiting

Congratulations! Hopefully mine will be also out soon...

Hi All. 
I have got two question regarding Visa D documents.
1. It is mentioned that the apostille of birth certificate and marriage certificate should NOT BE MORE THAN 6 MONTHS OLD. Is this true?
Any experience?
2. Same goes for Police Clearance Certificate not being more than 6 months old and Medical not being more than 3 months old. Any experience? We will be missing this requirement of time by a few weeks if the visa application resumes by end of this month in our country.

Would appreciate a response on this. Thanks.

you'll need more recent certificates... at least your civil act.
The embassy should tell you about that, not us :)

In my case, when I applied birth and marriage certificates was valid just 1 week after (considering the 6 months, but still valid).
They complain a little but it passed (again, they were still valid).

You can verify if your consulate, but they hardly will accept. But again, don't come to Belgium without the VISA, get Family reunion is 10000x harder then present the correct documents in the embassy.

After getting the SP, is there maximum time period during which Visa D has to be applied?  My employer is putting the contract on hold. But I am curious as to.how long the SP stays valid in order to apply the visa? This is for Flanders, WP is for 3 years.

Hi guys my single permit got approved today and want to share with you the timeline
WP Application:26/02/2020
Required additional document on 12/04/2020
WP Approval on 29/05/2020
SP Approval:27/05/2020
Good luck for all.

Congratz :cheers:

Thanks a lot Alex and really appreciate your advises given earlier in private message.

Finally got my single permit approved

WP Application:09/01/2020
WP Approval on 04/02/2020
SP Approval:26/05/2020

I guess all I had to do was to wait!

Good luck to who ever is waiting!

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