Belgium: Integration Statement to be Required for Non-EU Nationals

Non-EU nationals staying in Belgium for more than three months will be required to submit a signed statement promising to integrate into Belgian society and to respect Belgian laws and values. The rule is expected to be implemented during the summer of 2016.

Go to the profile of Fragomen
Apr 05, 2016
0
0

Non-EU nationals staying in Belgium for more than three months will be required to submit a signed statement promising to integrate into Belgian society and to respect Belgian laws and values. The signed statement will have to be submitted with the visa application at the Belgian consular post, or at the local Belgian town hall when the residence registration process is started. The rule is expected to be implemented during the summer of 2016.

Ensuring Integration

Once the rule is implemented, non-EU nationals will also have to provide proof of integration into Belgian society to the Immigration Office. Details on the practical implications of this process will be announced closer to the implementation date, but will most likely include providing additional documents and attestations including, but not limited to, proof of knowledge of one of the official languages in Belgium (Dutch, French or German) and an employment contract.

What This Means for Foreign Nationals

Non-EU nationals seeking to stay in Belgium for over three months will face additional administrative formalities.

Fragomen will monitor the new rules and will provide further guidance upon implementation.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen Worldwide or send an email to emea@fragomen.com.
Go to the profile of Fragomen

Fragomen

Immigration Alerts, Fragomen

Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, Fragomen Global LLP and affiliates, (collectively known as “Fragomen Worldwide”) is the world’s largest firm dedicated to corporate immigration, and is recognized as the leading global immigration services provider.

No comments yet.