Working

FAMILY MEMBERS

Non EU citizens who are family members of an EU or non EU citizen, wishing to work in Belgium are subjected to specific rules.

1.    Non EU citizen family members of an EU citizen

  • Family members of an EU citizen holders of a residence permit  called « F card or F+ card » are exempted from the work permit obligation.
  • Family members of an EU citizen in the process of a family reunification procedure holders of an Appendix 19 ter and an Orange Card are exempt from the work permit obligation .

2.    Non EU citizen family members of a Non EU citizen

They must apply for a work permit or a professional card.
However a special procedure may be initiated for :
  • Spouse, registered partner or dependent children of a non EU citizen holding a type-B work permit or registered as being self-employed. (Art. 9.16 Royal Decree 9/06/1999)
  • Spouse, registered partner or dependent children of a non EU citizen exempt from the work permit obligation (for example diplomatic corps, civil servants with the European Institutions…) (Art. 9.17 Royal Decree 9/06/1999).
More information on www.werk-economie-emploi.irisnet.be/en/web/aee/categories-particulieres-permis-b

See chapter «Employee non EU » and « Self-Employed non EU »