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Matthias Lommers
Matthias Lommers

Dear Matthias - I'm a US citizen married to a UK citizen. Last year we moved to Brussels from the US and in Dec registered with our commune. I received a 5-mo. temporary residence permit that will expire in May. I just found a job with a Belgian company. IAs the spouse of an EU-national I know I'm exempt from a work permit.
Do I have the right to start work immediately, i.e. having only the initial 5-mo. residence permit? Can an employer make me wait until the 5-yr residence permit is issued?

by Chris on 04 Apr 2011 Read Answer
Matthias Lommers
Matthias Lommers

Hi,
I am a Croatian (non-eu) citizen and have been working and living in Belgium for 6.5 years. I currently have type B, 5 year residence/working permit. My wife recently joined me in Belgium under family reunion. She currently holds type A (1 year) residence permit. She recently received a job offer, but it is still unclear what are the requirements for her to obtain a work permit. Would it be easier now that she is already a legal resident in Belgium? Thanks in advance! Best regards

by Marko Buneta on 19 Mar 2011 Read Answer
Matthias Lommers
Matthias Lommers

I currently have expat status. The company I work for is offering me to join a subsidiary, also in Belgium The subsidiary is a fullly owned company by the parent company. I will have to sign a new contract and wonder if I will lose my expat status

by Andrew on 26 Nov 2010 Read Answer
Matthias Lommers
Matthias Lommers

Iam an Indian citizen working for a indian company and in a project for belgian client, I will be travelling to Belgium on work permit for a month. will I be allowed to go to Amsterdam to visit the place holding an Indian Passport and Belgian work permit.. please advice

by Vikas on 12 Nov 2010 Read Answer
Matthias Lommers
Matthias Lommers

Dear Mr Lommers - my current situation is as follows, I have a Belgian registered company, a professional card and a residence permit linked to my wife's work permit Type B. I am a contractor, currently my contract is based in Germany. I would like to make my Belgian company and professional card independent of my wife's permit. Can I do this if I do not maintain a residence in Belgium?

by Grant on 11 Oct 2010 Read Answer
Matthias Lommers
Matthias Lommers

Hello,
I am an Australian citizen with a work visa for the UK, with my own ltd company in the UK. I have been offered a contract position in Brussels for 6 months and the employer hopes to hire me on a permanent basis next year, if their financial results pick up.
What visa, if any, do I need to work here on a short term contract. The professional card takes months to obtain and will stop me from accepting. . or can I work for 3 months without a visa and apply for one while I am working? tks

by Melissa on 03 Aug 2010 Read Answer
Matthias Lommers
Matthias Lommers

Hi Mr Lommers,
I am a non-EU person from abroad. I have applied for a job in Belgium. IF all my qualifications are preferrable for the company it is posible to get work permit sponsorship by the company. As I know there should be evidence provided by the company that they can not find related person in Belgium and EU. What kşnd of evidence is satisfied by the goverment? I have master degree education (Finance) in that field and sector specific experience.

by Tolga Kaya on 23 Jul 2010 Read Answer
Matthias Lommers
Matthias Lommers

Hi, I´m danish and currently working as an airline pilot in belgium for 6 months. my contract is in flamish and I don´t understand that language. I want to terminate my contract, but I don´t know how long my notice period is. I have to go fly with another company, who has offered me a longterm contract. Í want to give 1 month notice, but am afraid that I won´t get paid the last month wages. Can you advise me?

by anne nielsen on 20 Jul 2010 Read Answer
Matthias Lommers
Matthias Lommers

hi
i am currently working in a antwerp Belgium with a work permit B for 4 years,i have five year residence card now and leaving with my wife.so in case if i leave the company the work permit will be cancle.but the residence card remain with me or it will be cancled also? can i work as a self employee after that?

by Bhavik on 10 Apr 2010 Read Answer
Matthias Lommers
Matthias Lommers

Hello,
I am a non EU (india) Citizen currently working in Belgium on expat arrangement. I am told by my Indian employer, that the social security is exempted for US;
When I had been to Mutualittie regarding my SIS card, i was told whehter my employer pays the Social security.
Since my employer is exempted, Will I be able to get the SIS card without paying any SS?
I hope I am clear

I wrote the same to one of your colleague who is a tax consultant, he asked me to wrtie it under employment

by ANNA on 16 Mar 2010 Read Answer

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