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BELGIUM – 2019 Minimum Salary Increases for Work Permits

, 19/10/2018

Minimum salary requirements for Type B work permits will increase from 1 January 2019.

Minimum Salary Thresholds

The Belgian government annually increases its minimum salary requirements for foreign nationals in line with inflation.

The minimum annual salary for highly qualified workers applying for Type B work permits will increase to EUR 41,739 (from EUR 40,972 in 2018).
The minimum annual salary for senior management and executive-level foreign nationals applying for Type B work permits, or work permit exemptions, will increase to EUR 69,637 (from EUR 68,356 in 2018).

Action Items

Employers should review the salaries of any current and future foreign national employees sponsored for Type B work permits in Belgium.