European Blue Card

The European Blue Card is, within the context of the Belgian regulations, a residence permit which authorises the owner (under certain conditions) to stay more than three months in the Kingdom, and which at the same time gives him the right to work there. Both the right of residence and the right to employment are incorporated in this one document.

This concerns the transposition of European Directive 2009/50 of 25 May 2009 on the conditions of entry and residence of nationals of third countries with a view to achieving a highly qualified jobs.

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