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Sathish Madappa


I recently moved to Brussels, Belgium on 14th Nov on Work Permit (Visa) which is valid till 24-08-2016 with is a Multi entry visa (MULT). I have applied for Residence Permit (RP) and police verification is complete and yet to receive my RP. Now there is a requirement from my company to travel to Turkey for a week starting 29th Nov. Now my question is am I allowed to travel while Residence Permit (RP) application process is on. This is purely business reason (to gather requirements in our Turkey plant). Quick response is appreciated.

by Sathish Madappa on 24 Nov 2015
Dinesh Krishnan

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It is mandatory to get your BE local Residency permit, before you can travel out of Belgium as a European resident. The Turkish authorizes will not accept the Belgium work permit / visa as valid travel documents for entry and without Residence permit coming back to Belgium will be a problem at the border. You can pay /apply for faster residence permit issue from the town hall normally.

by Dinesh Krishnan on 25 Nov 2015

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