Waiting time of type B residence card

Hello, everyone, does anybody have received 5 years residence card B recently? Can you please share your waiting time? I have been waiting for 8 months already but without any new, I went to my commune several times and they said they will help me to remind ministry office, still no news. Any advice? Does anybody have the ministry number I can call myself? Thank you

Hello,

For any official document, maximum deadlines are provided. except in cases requiring additional information, normally in your situation an answer must be given within a maximum of six months. The deadline has passed, so the administration must give you residence papers.

So go to your city hall

Hello, under which commune your residence falls?

Blueberry2018 :

Hello, everyone, does anybody have received 5 years residence card B recently? Can you please share your waiting time? I have been waiting for 8 months already but without any new, I went to my commune several times and they said they will help me to remind ministry office, still no news. Any advice? Does anybody have the ministry number I can call myself? Thank you

From y understanding there is no limited period for type B card response (For type D card it is 5 months maximum).

If you there is a limited duration to get and answer for B card and it is already reached, you can contact "Le mediateur Federal"  and he will contact the Foreigners Office to give you the B card.

Abhi2010 :

Hello, under which commune your residence falls?

Hi, Woluwe saint lambert, why did u ask so? It matters? Thanks

Sooileh :
Blueberry2018 :

Hello, everyone, does anybody have received 5 years residence card B recently? Can you please share your waiting time? I have been waiting for 8 months already but without any new, I went to my commune several times and they said they will help me to remind ministry office, still no news. Any advice? Does anybody have the ministry number I can call myself? Thank you

From y understanding there is no limited period for type B card response (For type D card it is 5 months maximum).

If you there is a limited duration to get and answer for B card and it is already reached, you can contact "Le mediateur Federal"  and he will contact the Foreigners Office to give you the B card.

Correct, that’s what the commune told me, no waiting limitation duration.

What is ‘ Le Foreigners Office’, is there any contact to reach out? I have been waiting for 8 months already, any advice ?  How can I contact ministry office directly to ask myself? As every time I push commune it doesn’t help. Or I apply card D now? Then waiting again for another 5 months? Are the obliged to give me card D after 5 months? Can someone share with me the documents for applying card D?

Thanks

[at]blueberry2018: Not sure if you can apply for card D when your application for card B is in progress, you will have to check this with your commune but if you apply for D card and ministry doesn't respond to your request within 5 months, then commune is obliged  to issue you a D card.

Even if you get B card, I would advise you to later request commune to change it to D card as with D card, you are registered in population register and no more in foreigners register which means that you are treated at par with a Belgian national and you can work elsewhere in EU with D card.

To be registered in population register is also a pre-requisite incase you want to apply for Belgian nationality in future.

My reason for asking about your commune is to know if at all, you reside in 1000 Brussels region as it is normal there to experience delays in processing your application.

Does anybody know, if I lose my job when I am waiting for card B or D, what will happen? Will I get my permanent residence card? As I have been working and living in Belgium for more than five years.
Another question, when I applied card B, I applied for my family together, they don’t work. If I change to apply card D, will my family’s card B request be stopped? What I mean ministry office will stop processing the card B request for my family, I need them to get card D first and apply card B again for my family?

Third question, after I get card D, if I lose my job and in between I am looking for new jobs for several months, will my card D be cancelled? With card B I think the answer is no, but card D I am sure.

Thank you

Abhi2010 :

To be registered in population register is also a pre-requisite incase you want to apply for Belgian nationality in future.

I may have to correct your information. It's not prerequisite, you can apply for nationality with B card which means you're still being in foreign registration.

"Third question, after I get card D, if I lose my job and in between I am looking for new jobs for several months, will my card D be cancelled? With card B I think the answer is no, but card D I am sure."

Have you already checked the case for card D with your commune as I think once you get card B or D, until unless you have committed a serious crime, your card remains valid.

Same conditions for both cards regarding job (no need to work permit & you will not lose the status if you lose job).

Sooileh :

Same conditions for both cards regarding job (no need to work permit & you will not lose the status if you lose job).

Thank you, do u know during the waiting period of card D, five months, if I loose job, will I get it card D? Currently I have a valid single permit

[at]Blueberry 2018: "What is ‘ Le Foreigners Office’, is there any contact to reach out?"

It is immigration office which takes decision on your residence permit requests. You can reach out to them at infodesk[at]ibz.fgov.be.

Please note that they take minimum of 20 business days to respond.

Let us know if you get a response from them.

Abhi2010 :

[at]Blueberry 2018: "What is ‘ Le Foreigners Office’, is there any contact to reach out?"

It is immigration office which takes decision on your residence permit requests. You can reach out to them at infodesk[at]ibz.fgov.be.

Please note that they take minimum of 20 business days to respond.

Let us know if you get a response from them.

Ok, I will. It seems nobody contacted that mail box before or got a response?
I contacted my commune to make an appointment for card D, they rejected me saying I have a valid residence for two years, my case is not urgent. But it is single permit, what if I loose my job and I have to look for another job, then I need to apply single permit again? And during my waiting period, as I don’t have work, will I get my permanent residence?

Blueberry2018 :
Abhi2010 :

[at]Blueberry 2018: "What is ‘ Le Foreigners Office’, is there any contact to reach out?"

It is immigration office which takes decision on your residence permit requests. You can reach out to them at infodesk[at]ibz.fgov.be.

Please note that they take minimum of 20 business days to respond.

Let us know if you get a response from them.

Ok, I will. It seems nobody contacted that mail box before or got a response?
I contacted my commune to make an appointment for card D, they rejected me saying I have a valid residence for two years, my case is not urgent. But it is single permit, what if I loose my job and I have to look for another job, then I need to apply single permit again? And during my waiting period, as I don’t have work, will I get my permanent residence?

You have the right to apply for a residence card D since you have 5 years of uninterrupted residence in Belgium and you worked 5 years without interruption just before making the request.

I advice to make the request via a lawyer even if you will spend few hundreds of euros. Once you get your permanent residence card you may change the job without work permit issue.

Did you check with them the actual reason for not accepting your request for D card right now as due to the ongoing corona virus pandemic, they might not be accepting any non-urgent requests?

Regarding the email ID I shared above, I have contacted them several times since 2017 but their response time as well as the information they revert with is deteriorating every year!

Abhi2010 :

Did you check with them the actual reason for not accepting your request for D card right now as due to the ongoing corona virus pandemic, they might not be accepting any non-urgent requests?

Regarding the email ID I shared above, I have contacted them several times since 2017 but their response time as well as the information they revert with is deteriorating every year!

Yes, due to the lock down of corona and also they checked my residence card, still valid for two years so they came to the conclusion that my card D request is not urgent. While my residence card is single permit, if I loose my job, I need to reply a single permit sponsored by new employer. That’s not convenient

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