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BELGIUM – Minimum Salary Increases for Type B Work Permits

The Belgian government has announced a nearly two percent increase in the minimum salary requirement for Type B work permits from 1 January 2014.

Similarly, Luxembourg increased its minimum salary requirements for non-EU nationals, effective 1 October 2013.

Belgium

The minimum annual salary for highly skilled foreign nationals applying for Type B work permits will increase to €39,422, from €38,665.

The minimum annual salary for senior management and executive-level foreign nationals applying for Type B work permits will increase to €65,771 from €64,508.

Luxembourg

Luxembourg adjusted its minimum salary requirements recently. From 1 October, non-EU nationals sponsored for new or renewal work permits in Luxembourg as locally hired employees or intra-company transferees must be paid at least €2,305.23 per month, up from €2,249.03 per month.

Background

Both governments regularly increase their minimum salary requirements for foreign nationals in line with inflation.

Action Items

  • Review the salaries of current and future highly skilled, senior and executive employees sponsored for Type B work permits in Belgium.
  • Review the salaries of current and future non-EU employees sponsored for work permits in Luxembourg.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by am&pm Relocation and Osch & Arendt.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.