Belgium – 2017 Minimum Salary Increases for Work Permits

As previously reported, the Belgian government has announced a slight increase in the minimum salary requirements for Type B work permits and Blue Cards from January 1, 2017.

The minimum annual salary for Blue Card applicants is now confirmed and will increase to €51,822 EUR (from €51,494 EUR in 2016).

The Belgian government annually increases its minimum salary requirements for foreign nationals in line with inflation.  Work permits are processed by the Belgian Regions: Flanders, Brussels, and Wallonia.  Employers should review the salaries of any current and future foreign national employees sponsored for Type B work permits in Belgium.