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Professional cards

All non-Belgians wishing to exercise a self-employed professional activity, either as natural persons or within an association or a partnership in fact or in law must be holders of a professional card .

A professional card is the document authorising a foreign self-employed person to exercise a specific activity as a self-employed person on Belgian territory, in a certain capacity and for a certain period (1 to 5 years maximum). A certain number of categories of foreigners working in a self-employed capacity are exempted from the requirement to possess a professional card.

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Work permit and employment authorisation

Foreign workers who want to pursue salaried employment in Belgium, must apply for a work permit in advance....

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Looking for a job in Flanders?

Are you looking for a job in Flanders? You may find one in the vast job offer database of the Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding or VDAB (Flemish Service for Employment and Vocational Training). VDAB is also your partner in jobcoaching and job application skills training.

When you are looking for a job in Flanders, you can contact the Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding or VDAB (Flemish Service for Employment and Vocational Training)....

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Recognition and equivalence of a foreign diploma or certificate

If you want to know whether your foreign diploma or certificate is equivalent to a Flemish diploma or certificate, you have to have this checked by the appropriate service....

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Service vouchers

The service voucher is a means of payment, subsidised by the federal authorities, which allows a private user to pay an employee of a recognised company advantageously for household work.To order service vouchers, you must first subscribe to Sodexo. The subscription is free. You have to be a private person living in Belgium. The subscription can be done online via the website or by means of a subscription form....

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