Spouse family reunification visa

Myself and my wife are relocating from South Africa to Belgium. I have Belgium citizenship/Belgium national, my wife don't have. Should I as a Belgium need to prove that I have a permanent job or will a temporary job count, while applying for spouse family reunification visa?

1. How long do I need to work before we can apply for my spouse visa ?
2. If I open an business, how long before we can apply for my spouse visa?

Hello,

As it is recommended for each newcomer, take the time to read:
- the guides that you will find under the "discover" tab
- the discussions already published using the search tool symbolized by the magnifying glass located next to your avatar

Over 90% of the questions asked by newcomers have already been answered dozens of times.

Especially the one like yours ...

In fact in your position, that will depend since when you're married... And if your marriage is registered at the Belgium embassy

Hello, I was born in South Africa, my father was from Belgium, I apply for Belgium citizenship 2 years ago and receive my Belgium citizenship. My wife a South African did not get Belgium citizenship because we got married in 1987, had to be married before 1985 for my wife to get Belgium citizenship. Not sure if our marriage is registered with the Belgium embassy.

Should I as a Belgium need to prove that I have a permanent job or will a temporary job count, while applying for spouse reunification  visa?
1. How long do I need to work before we can apply for my spouse visa ?
2. If I open an business, how long before we can apply for my spouse visa?

Immigration want to know how you'll be able to take care of your wife if they give her visa.

So, yeah, you must have stable, regular and sufficient incomes in Belgium and give them your payslips + annual tax sheet if employed. +/- Around 1 year.
If you're a self employed, then you'll have to wait 1,5 - 2 years to get all the requested papers.

At some point, if you really want to do the family reunion in Belgium, you'll have to go back in Belgium alone and proof that you've a stable job... and then start the visa process.
Things would be way faster if you've a child together..................................................

AlexFromBelgium :

Immigration want to know how you'll be able to take care of your wife if they give her visa.

Things would be way faster if you've a child together..................................................

Hi Alex,

What is this style of advice like telling someone to have a child to get papers? A child is not a commodity or a trump card

Frankly I find it unworthy of you compared to the quality level of your previous interventions on other posts.

Oh oh oh wait, I didn't meant it that way!
I just wanted to say that if they already have a child together, the process would be faster and easier in their case. Not to do a baby in order to get ID papers!

Anyway, getting a child now (9 month) + 2-3 months of wait for the mum and child to get well / administration / passport + 6 months family reunion, wouldn't even help them and would be slower than doing a family reunion between husband and wife.

My bad for the misunderstanding! :cheers:

Children is already grown up, I am 61, wife 56, to late for children

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