BELGIUM – 2015 Minimum Salary Increases for Type B Work Permits
The Belgian government has announced an increase in the minimum salary requirement for Type B work permits and Blue Cards from 1 January 2015.
In addition the Belgian region of Wallonia has adopted legislation confirming that discretionary bonuses cannot be taken into account when processing a work permit application.
Minimum Salary Thresholds
The minimum annual salary for highly skilled foreign nationals applying for Type B work permits will increase to €39,802EUR, from €39,422EUR.
The minimum annual salary for senior management and executive-level foreign nationals applying for Type B work permits will increase to €66,405EUR from €65,771EUR.
The minimum annual salary for Blue Card applicants will increase to €51,466EUR (depending on the region of Belgium) from €50,974EUR.
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.
- Review the salaries of current and future highly skilled, senior and executive employees sponsored for Type B work permits and Blue Cards in Belgium.