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  • Belgium intends to unify its EU Blue Card policy throughout its three regional jurisdictions

Unified EU Blue Card Measures

On March 22, 2024, the government of Belgium introduced measures to implement a unified EU Blue Card policy for all three regional jurisdictions in the country. Under the unified measures, EU Blue Card holders from another EU member state will be permitted a maximum stay of at least 12 months. These individuals must apply for a Belgian EU Blue Card work permit within one month of arrival.

These measures will be adopted in Flanders beginning May 1, 2024, and in Brussels on October 1, 2024. The dates for the Walloon region and federal level are pending.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Belgium’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Vlaanderen Verbeelding Werkt (Flanders Imagination Works)

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