BELGIUM – 2016 Minimum Salary Increases for Work Permits
The Belgian government has announced a slight increase in the minimum salary requirements for Type B work permits and Blue Cards from 1 January 2016.
Minimum Salary Thresholds
- The minimum annual salary for highly skilled foreign nationals applying for Type B work permits has increased from €39,802 EUR, from €39,824 EUR.
- The minimum annual salary for senior management and executive-level foreign nationals applying for Type B work permits has increased from €66,406 EUR to €66,442 EUR.
- The minimum annual salary for Blue Card applicants has increased from €51,466 EUR to €51,494 EUR.
The Belgian government annually increases its minimum salary requirements for foreign nationals in line with inflation. Work permits are processed by the Belgian Regions: Flanders, Brussels, and Wallonia.
- Employers should review the salaries of any current and future foreign national employees sponsored for Type B work permits in Belgium.