On September 11, 2019, the Belgian Council of State annulled two

Royal Decrees that lay down the payment of an administrative fee

(the first of 16 February 2015 that introduced the administrative

fee and the second of 14 February 2017 that raised the fee


The levy can be reimbursed (215 € for employee, 160 €

for spouse) for those paid between March 2, 2015 to June 26, 2016

– as well as partial reimbursements (135 € (350-215) for

employee, 40 € (200-160) for spouse) for amounts paid between

March 1, 2017 and January 2, 2019.

Employers who may be affected should contact Desiree Schulz of

Fakhoury Global Immigration at desiree@employmentimmigration.com

to obtain more guidance on how to request the administrative


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about your specific circumstances.

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