New Single Work Permit Procedure - Belgium

Onkaf :

I agree with it but main problem is people are getting frustrated because of such a delay in approval. And main reason of frustration is when people who have applied after our date, they are getting approval mails and people who applied earlier are not getting.

This is main reason of frustration.

If they are getting overloaded, then they should increase the staff before implementing this rule for Single permit.

We are not getting how they are prioritizing the files.
Some people are getting final approval within 1 month and some are there who did not get till 3-4 months.

Also true, there are sooooo many things still to do after the approval (if this one is received). But you cannot plan anything, calculate dates, buy tickets, plan the visa, plan the start date at work. Just 5 month in total since the application moment when you just have no idea what suppose to happen with your life, because you can get the feedback in 5 weeks or in 18 weeks, no one knows. At least, if they would process files in order, ppl could approximately see which application batch is ongoing. So, it has nothing to do with impatience, it is more about no possibility to structure the plan to make all ok. Only about it.

I completed 120 days deadline yesterday itself.


Is somebody also in same situation? Please mention who are about to complete/already completed?

Onkaf :

I agree with it but main problem is people are getting frustrated because of such a delay in approval. And main reason of frustration is when people who have applied after our date, they are getting approval mails and people who applied earlier are not getting.

This is main reason of frustration.

If they are getting overloaded, then they should increase the staff before implementing this rule for Single permit.

We are not getting how they are prioritizing the files.
Some people are getting final approval within 1 month and some are there who did not get till 3-4 months.

You see, it is with this kind of thinking and / or behavior that many of you consider that they are poorly received by people working in the administrations.

You look at your navel and that's it! That the person in front of you has dozens of files to treat, that's not your problem. It must focus on your case!

Automatically, this person will think of you "Another stranger who steals the work of a Belgian, if he is not happy that he returns home!"

I worked for a few months in Gujarat for a gas pipeline project for R.I.L. And frankly the operation of the official Indian administrative services is not better than the Belgian ...

We can also made the same reflexion that you have just done "Why some files advance faster than others ..."

You know, in Belgium we have a proverb that says "Before you tell the neighbor to clean in front of his door, clean it in front of yours first!"

On this, have a good day everyone.

I want to update my situation to peace those who hasn't received any files or informations.
after 40days of inquiry email sent by my employer, they got a reply.
They said that i was approved to stay in Belgium, which decision was made on 6th of June.
i am going to the city hall to see if there are any file for me tomorrow morning.

gainchan :

hello everyone above,
thanks for your sharing and it is really help, and i got many useful information here enven i remained silent for a long period, i am willing to share my time line of this F***ing single permit as following:
1.submit:14th of March
2.submit one more document as demanded: 1st of APR
3.WP:9th of APR
4.RP(SINGLE PERMIT/FINAL PERIMIT):WAITING
everyone's applying is treated as a single case because these stuffs are still learnner of this filed.
i have been in Belgium with the bussiness visa which will allow me stay here for maximum 90 days within 180 days, i am waiting more desperately than almost  every one here. i will keep update if i am informed later.
one more information: my employer called the foreign office and they said that more time is expected to be needed as the summer is approaching. LMAO.

gainchan :

I want to update my situation to peace those who hasn't received any files or informations.
after 40days of inquiry email sent by my employer, they got a reply.
They said that i was approved to stay in Belgium, which decision was made on 6th of June.
i am going to the city hall to see if there are any file for me tomorrow morning.

gainchan :

hello everyone above,
thanks for your sharing and it is really help, and i got many useful information here enven i remained silent for a long period, i am willing to share my time line of this F***ing single permit as following:
1.submit:14th of March
2.submit one more document as demanded: 1st of APR
3.WP:9th of APR
4.RP(SINGLE PERMIT/FINAL PERIMIT):WAITING
everyone's applying is treated as a single case because these stuffs are still learnner of this filed.
i have been in Belgium with the bussiness visa which will allow me stay here for maximum 90 days within 180 days, i am waiting more desperately than almost  every one here. i will keep update if i am informed later.
one more information: my employer called the foreign office and they said that more time is expected to be needed as the summer is approaching. LMAO.

Hey, thanks for the update. Does that mean you just did not receive an e-mail with the decision which was made almost 3 weeks ago?

Hi Gainchan,

Just out of curiosity, could you please tell me which commune you belong to ? Also, could you please let me know if it was an extension or change of employer inside Belgium. If it is change of employer, then how are you coping up with the notice period etc ?

gainchan :

I want to update my situation to peace those who hasn't received any files or informations.
after 40days of inquiry email sent by my employer, they got a reply.
They said that i was approved to stay in Belgium, which decision was made on 6th of June.
i am going to the city hall to see if there are any file for me tomorrow morning.

gainchan :

hello everyone above,
thanks for your sharing and it is really help, and i got many useful information here enven i remained silent for a long period, i am willing to share my time line of this F***ing single permit as following:
1.submit:14th of March
2.submit one more document as demanded: 1st of APR
3.WP:9th of APR
4.RP(SINGLE PERMIT/FINAL PERIMIT):WAITING
everyone's applying is treated as a single case because these stuffs are still learnner of this filed.
i have been in Belgium with the bussiness visa which will allow me stay here for maximum 90 days within 180 days, i am waiting more desperately than almost  every one here. i will keep update if i am informed later.
one more information: my employer called the foreign office and they said that more time is expected to be needed as the summer is approaching. LMAO.

phipiemar :
Onkaf :

I agree with it but main problem is people are getting frustrated because of such a delay in approval. And main reason of frustration is when people who have applied after our date, they are getting approval mails and people who applied earlier are not getting.

This is main reason of frustration.

If they are getting overloaded, then they should increase the staff before implementing this rule for Single permit.

We are not getting how they are prioritizing the files.
Some people are getting final approval within 1 month and some are there who did not get till 3-4 months.

You see, it is with this kind of thinking and / or behavior that many of you consider that they are poorly received by people working in the administrations.

You look at your navel and that's it! That the person in front of you has dozens of files to treat, that's not your problem. It must focus on your case!

Automatically, this person will think of you "Another stranger who steals the work of a Belgian, if he is not happy that he returns home!"

I worked for a few months in Gujarat for a gas pipeline project for R.I.L. And frankly the operation of the official Indian administrative services is not better than the Belgian ...

We can also made the same reflexion that you have just done "Why some files advance faster than others ..."

You know, in Belgium we have a proverb that says "Before you tell the neighbor to clean in front of his door, clean it in front of yours first!"

On this, have a good day everyone.

Hi phipiemar,

No one said it was a problem only in Belgium, nor that it was better in our countries. But I do believe that every has the right to express his point of view that should be taken as it is without relating his ideas/critics to his race/origin or gender.

Hi,

Can anyone tell while waiting for the single permit, Can I apply for business visa and travel to Belgium (not for doing work but for some project discussions) fro about 3 weeks?

If yes, and if I received single permit in these span of 3 weeks, Shall I continue to stay in belgium on WORK PERMIT? or should I come back to India and apply for visa and then travel?

Please give info on this.


Thanks,
Naresh

nareshmk :

Hi,

Can anyone tell while waiting for the single permit, Can I apply for business visa and travel to Belgium (not for doing work but for some project discussions) fro about 3 weeks?

If yes, and if I received single permit in these span of 3 weeks, Shall I continue to stay in belgium on WORK PERMIT? or should I come back to India and apply for visa and then travel?

Please give info on this.


Thanks,
Naresh

I am afraid you will have to go back to India for a long term Visa. Business Visa does not allow you to stay for a long period, so Visa D is needed, you ca apply it only in your Country.

Hello,

Yes you can do it. Because same thing I have did.

But you have to come back to India, apply for Visa and then on long term Visa you have to go back to Belgium

But, I am doubting will they approve my business visa since I have already applied for work permit? and they might think I may going for to do work since .


when you applied your business visa? before the WP or after ?

nareshmk :

But, I am doubting will they approve my business visa since I have already applied for work permit? and they might think I may going for to do work since .


when you applied your business visa? before the WP or after ?

I suppose dear that After. All VISA applications should have a reason why it should be given.
For my citizenship i do not need a visa at all to enter EU, but still i must apply for Visa D :(

how may are going to complete there 120 days deadline?

Hi All,

Application status

Submission date: 22nd May 2019
Acceptance of application (letter of admissibility): 6th June 2019
WP approval:  27th June 2019

Waiting for the single permit now....

Thank you,

abhay5050 could you tell us which region ? Flanders or brussel ... ?

Thank you

Hi everyone,

I learned so much from this forum as i am in the same situation. My timeline goes like this

Submission date 28th March 2019
Work permit component, approved 25th April 2019
Single permit approved 27th June 2019

So relieved. However my issue is this. Im currently applying for the visa type D via the embassy in my country. Theres no issue, 5-10 days they said. But the visa for my family will take some time, typically 2-3 months..because the staff needs to send the file over to Brussels.

My question is, is there anyone with the same situation and has gone thru this? Because one of the parents has been granted the single permit, shouldnt the family visa approval be quick??

Any inputs appreciated very much

Normally when the person applies along with his dependants, the consulate in home country takes a positive decision (they dont send dependents file to Belgium in such cases), but if your consulate says they will send the files hre, then yes, it can take months for the decision :(

wazaki123 :

abhay5050 could you tell us which region ? Flanders or brussel ... ?

Thank you

Hello dear,

submitted at Brussel.

Thanks,

Aah ok fair enough.

Just received a news that the staff at the embassy was still confused about the new rule, so now the visa family will be granted along with my visa..so no sending it to brussels anymore

Timeline update,  renewal application.

Work region- Flanders
Residence - Brussels

Application accepted - 05.05.19
WP approval - 16.05.19
SP approval - 28.06.19

Hello all,
After WP approval can we apply for D visa from embassy or we need to wait for RP approval also?

It.sahu2008 :

Hello all,
After WP approval can we apply for D visa from embassy or we need to wait for RP approval also?

You must receive a single permit (annex 46) to apply for visa

You also have to remember the holiday season is practically here so staff in the offices are reduced so things can take that bit longer. The same thing happens every year in summer and winter.

https://www.industryweek.com/sites/industryweek.com/files/styles/article_featured_retina/public/uploads/2016/08/patience.jpg?itok=Eb_AZf20

SimCityAT :

You also have to remember the holiday season is practically here so staff in the offices are reduced so things can take that bit longer. The same thing happens every year in summer and winter.

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It's definitely a good excuse in case all apps are processing slow and with a delay. But in case some people are waiting from February and some apply in April and already receive a final decision? I suppose, besides the holiday season, witch for sure has an impact, that's something else also. I can imagine amount of work these people have now,but still, the order of the file processing is still unclear. Acceptable (we have no choice :D), but unclear

Hello,
During work permit process I had submit medical certificate, medical certificate for work permit and form_01.
Now for visa again has been asked for submit of medical certificate. So  I need to take same set again for visa or need to take only medical certificate?

When I asked the embassy I was told it's submitted only once so if you gave in the beginning I think you don't need to submit it again.

Yes. For Visa, it's not required to submit medical certificate.

nareshmk :

how may are going to complete there 120 days deadline?

Dear, do you have any news? Did you receive Annex 47?

no, still waiting for annex 47

Hello,

Did anyone submit WP application recently? I submitted on 6th June, however, did not get any admissibility or information yet.

Would be good to share the timelines if someone else is also travelling the same timeline..  Thanks.

Dear All,

After admissibility when we can expect single permit final approval, understand it may differ case by case. 

Is there any partner they are following?

Thank you

Hello everyone,

Yesterday, I was informed about my application details and it's as follows:

Application submission - 08th May
Document admissibility - 17th May
Admission to work - 27th May

Now, I also join the big group of folks awaiting their Residence Permit. :-) Cheers!!

Thanks for sharing

I applied mine 20 March, Admissibility 26 April,
Nothing since then🤔 even WP approval.

Abimach :

I applied mine 20 March, Admissibility 26 April,
Nothing since then🤔 even WP approval.

That's okay, I did not received WP as well. Not everyone receives it by email

I think l need to check with the commune as well

BehnamB :

Hi everybody,
here is my timeline so far:

Region; Flanders

Submission: 02/May/2019

Application declared admissible: 13/May/2019
Work permit approved: 17/May/2019
Residence permit: waiting
Visa D: not started yet!

I am a non-EU citizen residing in France and my contract starts at the beginning of August.
Wish good luck for all.

Bests,
Behnam

Hi everyone,

Some updates here:
Residence Permit (Annex 46): 03/July/2019

Wish all best of luck,

Behnam

Hello all,

My application was submitted by my employer in Brussels on 4-Apr-19. Still haven't heard anything since then. My application was a fresh application from outside Belgium.

I now asked my employer to find out the the date when the application was accepted so I can estimate roughly when I will get an answer. I am due to start my job on 1-Aug.

Is there anyone else who applied before/around me but still waiting for a response/got any response at all?

Hi,

I applied onFeb 12th and still waiting for single permit.

nareshmk :

Hi,

I applied onFeb 12th and still waiting for single permit.

Thanks bud. Did you try to find out the reason for delay? Aren't you supposed to get an automatic approval after 120 days lapsed?

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