Single Permit Processing in 2022

Hi everyone,
My final timeline !
Type: Single permit renewal with change of employer / highly qualified
Region : Flanders
No-reply: 02 June
WP: 26 July
RP: 03 August
Wish you all good luck !
-@abdouhz94
Congratulations! Your processing time was extremely quick, I wonder if it's because it was a renewal rather an an initial application? In any case, happy that you received everything back okay.
-@AlishaNelson33

thank you! I was expecting to get the RP in September, it was surprising. I don't know, I think there is no logic explanations for the processing order 😅 good luck !

@dryillic

Congratulations! :)

My employer checked estimated from IBZ for residence permit, they replied saying that from WP to RP is currently taking 10-12 weeks

…. Not too great :(

@augcetoile unfortunate that it is getting slower than previous months. Hopefully it is because of the summer break.

@OlTr hi. my director checked this for me in the flanders government website and he updated me once in every 10 days. now we are waiting for RP which he said he will help to push the immigration department.

My timeline


Single permit - 1st time application - Flanders


I'm not certain when my application was sent in but sometime between 7th of July when I provided all the documents and 12th of July when I was informed that my application had been submitted.



WP: 1st of August

RP: 10th of August


I know my timeline is unusually fast. My employer applied through a third party and they requested for an expedited process for the WP but they stated that the RP takes up to 12 weeks from the date of getting the WP.


However, I had been praying and fasting for a quick process and now I have my Annex 46.


My prayers are with everyone waiting for theirs 😊

@Nkechi1 This is amazing! Congratulations!

do you know when did they request for expedited processing?

@augcetoile thank you!! When they emailed me that they had applied, they said they also sent an email to the ministry of employment to ask if they could treat it with urgency.

@syieda Hello, are you still waiting for your work permit? Is there any update about your status?

Region: Flanders


Application date: 12th June


Positive decision: 3rd August


Annex 46: waiting...




In 2022, it was much faster than in 2023...


Application date: 20th April


Positive decision: 10th May


Annex 46: 21/06/2022

@Nkechi1 That's amazing! Let it be so for everyone waiting 🙏

@sid122 I think so

Hi everyone,
Here is my file status:

Region: Flanders

Application 05/07/2023Work Permit: Waiting
Residence Permit: Waiting

How long could it take for work permit for Flanders approximately?
-@caneraydogmusytu

wp tooks almost 4 months, rp tooks minimum 2 months

@caneraydogmusytu Work permit is obtained at 09/08/2023 it was quicker than I expected.

Hi everyone,
Here is my file status:

Region: Flanders

Application 05/07/2023Work Permit: Waiting
Residence Permit: Waiting

How long could it take for work permit for Flanders approximately?
-@caneraydogmusytu

Work permit is obtained at 09/08/2023 it was quickier than I expected :)

@nihancevirgen was it economic request or premium one from your employer?

@caneraydogmusytu, congrats!

Was it your initial application? And are you outside Belgium or already there?

Hi everyone,
Here is my file status:

Region: Flanders

Application 05/07/2023Work Permit: Waiting
Residence Permit: Waiting

How long could it take for work permit for Flanders approximately?
-@caneraydogmusytu
wp tooks almost 4 months, rp tooks minimum 2 months
-@murat123


As you mentioned my WP took nearly 4 weeks which was quickier than I expected. Now I'm waiting for my Residence Permit and I hope I'll obtain it quickier than 2 months.


Dear Murat,

Have you recently obtained your Single Residence Permit in Flanders or what is your file status? I was wondering how you have knowledge about timing of processes :)

Hi @OlTr,


Thank you, this is my first application and I'm currently living in Turkey. I will live in Flanders region hopefully. 

Hi everyone,Here is my file status:Region: FlandersApplication 05/07/2023Work Permit: WaitingResidence Permit: WaitingHow long could it take for work permit for Flanders approximately? -@caneraydogmusytuwp tooks almost 4 months, rp tooks minimum 2 months -@murat123As you mentioned my WP took nearly 4 weeks which was quickier than I expected. Now I'm waiting for my Residence Permit and I hope I'll obtain it quickier than 2 months. Dear Murat,Have you recently obtained your Single Residence Permit in Flanders or what is your file status? I was wondering how you have knowledge about timing of processes smile.png-@caneraydogmusytu

Hello, I obtained my Single permit 1 month ago, but my processes time was a little bit long (no idea why)

I am following this forum for alomost 5 months and i gave you a avarage times.


Here is my timeline:

Region: Flanders

Application date : 1 january

WP: 15 april

RP: 13 july

From Turkey

UPDATE


Type: Initial Single Permit

Region: Brussels

Date of application: 26 May 2023

No-Reply email: 26 May 2023

Additional documents requested: 05 June 2023

Additional documents sent: 15 June 2023

Work Permit: 19 June 2023

Residence Permit: 09 August 2023

Annex 46: received today 16 August 2023


Wishing all the best for those who are still waiting!

@Tathy39 Congratulations!!! Time to celebrate :)

Is there anyway to check current status of the process online? (WP/RP)

@SDass2, hi. It seems there are only 2 possible options:


  • through your employer
  • if you're already in Belgium and e.g. in process of changing your employer, in this case you can track it somehow online (on official site) with logging through app "itsme" (not sure about it, but this option was mentioned by one of the forum's member (dee_keem)

Anyone from Flanders First time application getting got their single permit lately?

My timeline
Single permit - 1st time application - Flanders

I'm not certain when my application was sent in but sometime between 7th of July when I provided all the documents and 12th of July when I was informed that my application had been submitted.


WP: 1st of August
RP: 10th of August

I know my timeline is unusually fast. My employer applied through a third party and they requested for an expedited process for the WP but they stated that the RP takes up to 12 weeks from the date of getting the WP.

However, I had been praying and fasting for a quick process and now I have my Annex 46.

My prayers are with everyone waiting for theirs 😊
-@Nkechi1

Hello,

Could please elaborate on the accelarate procédure ?

The agency applying for my WP on behalf of my employer informed us there is no accelarated procedure.

Could advise ?

Thank you

@gafarvictoir Yes thats true. I here share my timeline. In this period i myself and future employer applied many times to IBZ to accelarete the procedure.But answer always  was negative.

Application : 10/03/2023

Work Permit : 02/05/2023

Residence Permit : 27/06/2023


You need to wait a little bit more.

Good luck

@gafarvictoir They just sent an email asking if it could be treated with urgency. They also told me that there was no guarantee that they would honor the request. So they did nothing special in particular. It was just the email.

@gafarvictoir continuing from my last response, there is really no process to expedite it.

@Nkechi1 Thank you very much for your response.

Have a great day

Has anyone here that received residence permit recently? How long it took to receive residence permit after work permit for Flanders region? :)


Thank you in advance for the information.

@caneraydogmusytu more than

@caneraydogmusytu more than
-@maharaji1984

More than what :D I couldn't understand :)

@caneraydogmusytu  , It's told that the process takes 8-12 weeks. Considering that August is still a vacation time it may take more time than less.

@caneraydogmusytu I have texted more than 2 months but apparently most important part has not published 🙄

Hi, does anyone know if we get a notification email when each of the permits is issued? Or only our employer? In fact, does the employer get any notifications or s/he must be reminded to check the status online periodically?


Also, does anyone have experience with single permit as a researcher with hosting agreement? Acc. to this website: https://economy-employment.brussels/sin … -agreement the procedure "requires a maximum of 60 days between the time the application is declared complete by Brussels Economy and Employment and the issuance of the single permit" whereas for other situations, the timeline is up to 4 months. So I wonder if indeed I should expect a shorter procedure than usual.


WP (Brussels region) applied on 8 August

@dodevskaiva , hi.

I can share my experience as of now about notifications.

I received notification about the application (no-reply email)

After that I didn't receive any notification about WP, but my employer did and informed me.

Regarding RP, I'm still waiting so that I do not have a precise information.

Hi everyone, update on my permit below:


Type: Initial Single Permit

Region: Flanders (Antwerpen)

No-Reply email: 17/07/2023

Additional information request: 24/08/2023

Work Permit: Pending

Single Permit: Pending


They are needing proof that I completed a bachelors program, or that my schooling lasted three years as I am applying as a highly educated person. I have an associates degree from the US, which is a two year program. I have been told before that this is enough but now I am worried since they are needing clarification. Has anyone here had experience with this? I do have over three years of schooling but not all from the program I am using to apply for the permit; I've transferred programs and schools. I know online it also says that schooling must have lasted at least three years or be equivalent to Flemish HBO5, which is what I assumed my associates degree would be.

@AlishaNelson33


Hey, this might help:


The highly skilled worker (see Article 17,1° of the Government of Flanders Order) has a higher education or university diploma or degree, or the equivalent, that is:

1) at least at a Bachelor's or Master's level of education (tertiary education level) that:


  • lasted for at least three years
  • or leads to education qualification level 5 (in Dutch).

2) awarded by a higher-education institution that is recognised by the state where the institution is situated. A diploma or certificate from a private educational institution is therefore not valid.


According to this decree, your programme does not qualify for high skilled worker.


You can check in here: https://www.vlaanderen.be/en/work-permi … ed-workers

Type: Initial Single Permit


Region: Flanders (Antwerpen)


No-Reply email: 10/05/2023


Work Permit: 05/07/2023


Single Permit: Pending


Any idea about current timeline for single permit ? as per discussion with HR this process will take 10 weeks. not sure what is currently going on for this region .

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